Wednesday April 20, 2011

How Apple Tracks Your Location Without Consent

A quote by Jonathan Zdziarski on an Ars Technica article about the long-running Apple location cache.

It’s part of the Core Location cache on the phone. So, it’s not a covert, evil, Big Brother secret invisible file, but Apple has been administratively lazy in their programming, which is the root cause of most data leaks on the iPhone.

The two hardest problems in computer science: cache invalidation, and not pissing off your users.