Ok, this is creepy

I just found out I’ve had a stalker since last June that I didn’t know about it. Worse, the stalker has been right in my pocket most of that time:

It turns out that your iPhone is keeping a record of everywhere you’ve been since June. This data is stored on your phone (or iPad) and computer, easily available to anyone who gets their hands on it. Why? Apple won’t say. We’re creeped out.

I’m creeped out, too. I downloaded the program designed by the security researchers who discovered the tracking, and, sure enough, every place I’ve been with my iPhone is laid out on the map it generates. Creepy, creepy, creepy.

Apple needs to explain why the iPhone has been keeping a record of this data, whether it has been disseminated beyond individuals’ iPhones and computers, and what, if anything, the company plans on doing with the data.

Oh, and how to turn it off.

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