Steve Jobs: “Do Not Follow The Movements of Anyone”

Update, Microsoft has spoken this morning regarding this, they do not keep a history of locations.

I guess that although we have caught at Easter, many have followed the history of the registry locations that our 3 G iPad and iPhone do. The story has generated much debate, bringing to the fore what do other companies (according to WSJ, Google is supposedly the same).

I the biggest problem do not see in make the record, but information so accessible, and above all to know what is the function of the file. Apparently nothing of what you are doing is forbidden, the fact is enshrined in the terms of initialization the phone, ensuring that the information is recorded anonymously and is not sent outside the device.

As on previous occasions, the CEO of Apple, has answered by mail the query from a reader of the MacRumors blog on this subject. Steve Jobs says that the information that is circulating the net is false, and that those who really follow your movements are the people of Google:

Q: Steve, Could you please explain the necessity of the passive location-tracking tool embedded in my iPhone? It’s kind of unnerving knowing that my exact location is being recorded at all times. Maybe you could shed some light on this for me before I switch to a Droid. They don’t track me.

A: Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.

Sent from my iPhone

It would be important to clarify that one thing is the log file locations that stays within the phone and other applications of third parties, or the own Google and Apple, which data is periodically sent out phone, I understand how most dangerous for our privacy.

In these cases it remains always verify the veracity of mail and the contestation of Steve Jobs, but at other times this process has happened and nobody from Apple has come to pass to deny it. Add more information in the reply, what is recorded religiously that information on our phone?.