Were you already paranoid someone was listening in your cell phone calls? Well, if you own an iPhone, your paranoia of being watched is about to get magnified. The SlashGear crew says Apple has been spying on iPhone users via weather and stocks applications, tracking where users are and what they're up to in the stock market.
"Apple is tracking where you are and what stocks you're looking up. Whenever you access the Stock or Weather application the data is sent to an Apple.com URL along with your IMEI (the fingerprint of any GSM cell phone).
Apple could be using the data collected for any number of reasons. Maybe Mr. Jobs just wants to know when you buy or sell Apple stock. Some have suggested that it is a method of tracking the number of unlocked iPhones."
Implications - Though technological advancement can do amazing things, the likeliness of a company accessing a consumer's personal information is less than most would expect.
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Weather & Stocks Apps As Spy Tools
- By: BiancaNov 20, 2007 Updated: Apr 8 2011