Privacy fears raised as researchers reveal file on iPhone that stores location coordinates and timestamps of owner's movements.

This article titled “iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 20th April 2011 13.06 UTC

Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner's computer when the two are synchronised.

The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program.

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