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I know where you have been

Technology is great.  It allows you to find old friends, keep in touch and keep updated on what is going on.  It also allows you to be tracked.   An article in the guardian yesterday (link at bottom) revealed that your I phone tracks your movements and stores them for up to a year.   The data apparently provides timestamps and coordinates to allow a detailed history of where you went and when.   I know you are saying, I know but I turn off that app that tells people where I am.   Not so fast.  This appears to be completely different and tracks the information, saves it and then downloads it for Apple to use as they see fit.    You say: They can’t do that, I didn’t give them permission.  Check out your terms and conditions.  You know that mumbo jumbo no one ever reads.  It probably has this type of language:   Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device.  I know it is not a problem for you because you never go anywhere you shouldn’t, but let’s suppose you are in a lawsuit and the other side wants to find out where you have been – divorce, criminal, business, personal injury litigation, there is usually sometime that becomes and issue.  Now arguably some trial attorney could request the Court order you turn your phone over so as to download the data.  I usually tell my clients that everything you say and half of what you think is being taken down by the court reporter in a deposition, apparently Apple is helping by providing a means to track your every movement; thereby providing the ability for the other side to get a glimpse into your thoughts by tracking your movements.

Is this good or bad?  Do you have a problem being tracked?  How can this be used, good and bad?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/20/iphone-tracking-prompts-privacy-fears

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Categories: personal injury
  1. Rob Palmer
    April 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Bad, very bad. Hope all is well with you and your family. Rob

  2. John
    April 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Tracking should be illegal. It is a violation of a constitutional right — the right to privacy.

  3. Jim
    April 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Read this news this morning and realized the big brother world is really here. Information like this in the “wrong” hands is not good!

  4. Jessie
    April 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Yikes! I definitely hadn’t considered it in terms of legal situations, but that could be a big deal!

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