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Android also collects users’ location data – researcher

It’s not just Apple that exposes data on the whereabouts of the owner of mobile devices running the iOS operating system – Google’s Android does it too, according to a controversial researcher.

Samy Kamkar said that Android Map exposes the data Google has been collecting from “virtually all” Android devices and Street View cars.

“Android Map exposes the data that Google has been collecting from virtually all Android devices and Street View cars, using them essentially as global wardriving machines. When the phone detects any wireless network, encrypted or otherwise, it sends the BSSID (MAC address) of the router along with signal strength, and most importantly, GPS coordinates up to the mothership,” he said in an entry on his site.

The “mothership” in this case was Google, he said.

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my tick says…
”   I doubt Steve Jobs nor Eric Schmidt would be interested to know the whereabouts of some chatterbox tick… errr “

iPad’s History

The Apple I, Apple’s first product, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case. It was made by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1976. The owner who bought this unit for $500 added a keyboard and a wooden case.

my tick says…
” I wonder if I can play ‘Cut The Rope’ with this. ‘Loved the wood finish though. ”

source: wikipedia

Update – October 5, 2011:
Rest in peace Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

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