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Apple issues a statement on location and says iOS fixes are coming soon.
Apple announces fixes and sheds more light on location data. Plus, a look at some of the reporting and potential applications that have popped up.
Researchers and reporters are exploring many of the issues related to mobile location data.
The iPhone tracking story led to a host of related investigations. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.
Analysis and criticism came in the wake of our iPhone tracking story.
The iPhone tracking story published here a few days ago struck an unexpected nerve. Here's a selection of the most interesting immediate reactions.
Tracking data found in iOS 4, crowdsourcing is questioned, and the Senate doesn't get "open data"
In the latest Data News: The tracking data saved in a hidden iOS 4 file causes a stir, the value of crowdsourcing during crisis response is questioned, and the Senate finally releases its financial data … in PDF.
A hidden file in iOS 4 is regularly recording the position of devices.
Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that iPhones and 3G iPads running iOS 4 are regularly recording the location of devices into a hidden file.
Android could soon own half the market, NFC Simm cards in China, and Quova challenges developers
Gartner says Android can take half the smartphone market by the end of 2012. Also, China's mobile customers can slip NFC SIMM cards into their handsets, and geolocation company Quova challenges developers.
Mary Haskett and Alex Kilpatrick examine biometrics in a surveillance society.
Future applications of biometrics promise increased security and convenience, but they could also dilute our expectations of privacy. In this interview, Where 2.0 speakers Mary Haskett and Alex Kilpatrick discuss what lies ahead in the biometrics world.
Ubiquity, fragility and limited alternatives raise concerns about GPS.
A number of mistaken and intentional misuses of GPS technology have raised concerns among researches and government agencies.
If apps can detect customers inside a store, a world of promotional possibilities opens.
As more retailers dive into the app market, maximizing the use of location-based data could maximize sales potential as well. Here's a look at some of the current and theoretical applications.