Untrackerd: Jailbreak App – Solution to iPhone & iPad Tracking Issue
Hope you are aware that your iPhone and iPad is tracking your whereabouts. If you don’t like this, Untrackerd is a jailbreak app that can cleans up the hidden file on a regular basis
According to iPhonehacks, Security researchers had revealed yesterday that iPhone and iPad 3G regularly tracks the location of your iOS device and records the co-ordinates along with timestamp in a hidden file.
The person behind developing this app is Ryan Patrich, he has developed many Jailbreak apps like ProSwitcher, DisplayOut, Rotation Inhibitor etc.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball reports:
consolidated.db acts as a cache for location data, and that historical data should be getting culled but isn’t, either due to a bug or, more likely, an oversight. I.e. someone wrote the code to cache location data but never wrote code to cull non-recent entries from the cache, so that a database that’s meant to serve as a cache of your recent location data is instead a persistent log of your location history. I’d wager this gets fixed in the next iOS update.
Users can install Untrackerd on your jailbroken iPhone using the Cydia app.
Lets us know if you plan to install Untrackerd.
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