Lawsuit Targets Apple Over GPS Storage Methods
Looks like a class action lawsuit has targeted the Apple giant in Tampa, Florida regarding the way that the company stores user GPS information. It has been said that Apple stores all GPS information from their GPS enabled devices for up to one year or more. With this being the case, if someone had access to that data it would be easy to string the way points together on any user to see exactly where they go on a day to day basis.
It has also been brought up that this applies to any device that is using Google software such as Android, however Google has stated that it includes a user option to turn this feature off on the Android platform. It has not been mentioned that you can do the same for any of the GPS enabled iProducts.
At the end of the day, do we really care about this matter or are we more interested in free stock in a company that left a door open for quick money makers? Unless you are a big public figure afraid of being assassinated on your way to your office, this is no more different than tweeting where you are throughout the course of the day which many social network users do. I would be more concerned with my house being robbed while I am tweeting from Disneyland rather than worry about someone hacking Google for what would be more than a 1 out of a million chance to track my GPS locations.
On the other hand, all you would need is a special program to pull the data from my computer, but there is a better chance of someone stealing your wallet and committing identity fraud than to break in your home to see where you travel. If you feel that your life must so secretive then you need to sell your devices now.