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[liberationtech] iPhones/iPads secretly track 'scary amount' of your movements

Charles N Wyble charles at
Thu Apr 21 13:33:42 PDT 2011

On 4/21/2011 3:26 PM, Moxie Marlinspike wrote:
> On 04/21/2011 03:31 PM, Nathan Freitas wrote:
>> 2) I checked my own personal Android device
>> /data/data/ and it was empty. This is
>> because I have the location features turned off in Android preferences.
>> I don't believe there is a similar way to turn the data collection off
>> in iOS. Again, I don't mind if this data is there, so long as I can
>> choose when to turn on and off its collection.
> If you want to use the coarse-grained location provider, Android not
> only collects that locally but also constantly sends back information
> about the 802.11 bssid and cell tower ids you're around.

Sure. What does it do if you turn off the location preferences? Is any 
information (beyond
what is already accessible to the network operator) sent?

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