This is certainly getting stranger with every passing day!
In the beginning, Apple monitored and kept such files that recorded users’ movements for more than a year. Later when these secret files were un-earthed by Alasdair Allan and Peter Warden, Apple panicked and started denying that no such data was been kept. When people did not believe them and preferred to switch, they started giving all kinds of flimsy rationales and excuses that did not even make sense. Now that the iPhone and iPad users have articulated their anxiety and distress about this ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘Conspiracy theories’; Apple is now restoring to some stern damage control.
Recently, Apple has released an update related to this stating that it will fix the ‘Bug’ in the application that enables it to track the location of the users. It will also allow the users to disable their location data that is being transmitted by their gadgets by making use of this particular update.
Wasn’t it that such a thing didn’t even exist!! ??
We all are very much aware about different crime prevention techniques and methods particularly when it comes to GPS tracking and navigation devices and how these devices have been helping the police to apprehend and locate the stolen appliances, bikes, cars and many others. The creative utilization of different GPS devices is continuously making people wonder as it keeps on protecting and expanding its users to a great extent.
Lately, it has been in news that a bank robber was being caught for the reason that a quick thinking teller had already placed a GPS device in his bag along with the cash. Now apparently the robbers was only able to look out for the sings of a dye and no tracking device at all. In the same manner, another robbery attempt was being foiled as GPS devices were being utilized as a protective and precautionary measure. Another story was also reports where again the GPS device made it possible for the related authorities to fully take control of a bus by the remote means.
The idea was basically originated by the Department of Homeland Security, and later on it has been fully control a bus by remote means. In the Same way, an attempt that was being made by the terrorists to hijack buses and potentially turning the messenger loaded automobiles into such weapons that are capable of enormous destruction.
To avoid such acts and threats, all the vehicles drivers are required to press the panic button, which is apparently located hidden somewhere near the steering wheel. As soon as the distress signal is being generated, it activates the GPS device installed in the bus and enables the authorities to easily identify the vehicle, its travel direction, speed, and location. In such a scenario, the dispatcher can easily override the vehicle remotely slowly bringing the vehicle to a safe and secure place even preventing it from starting again. Presently, Coach USA and the Gray Line double-decker tourist buses are making use of this particular technology which is extremely useful in improving the safety and security of their passengers.
We should be grateful to different companies such as TomTom, Magellan, Garmin and various others as they have made our lives quite safer and secure via using such technological means and techniques.
Your 3G-enabled iPad and iPhone have been sending out your exact geographical locations to someone and you do not even know about it that this particular information has been in use!! You never know who has been tapping into this particular information and if in case, it has been misused? These are some of the questions that are being presently asked by the horrified and shocked Apple users and the alarming part is that there are no answers at all!
For the time being, Apple has stated that it has ‘not tracked’ its consumers’ movements’ and this is something that has never been done. On the other hand, it is being one of the most serious, dangerous threats associated with its credibility as researchers have located the secret files that detail Apple users’ movements, and they could be plotted against a map. This entire data goes back a few months and even a year in some of the cases!
We all have been coming across news these days that iPhone secretly send records and tracks of a users’ location without their prior consent. Nonetheless, there is a useful and handy solution to it as well. You need to keep this point in your mind that only the Jail-broken iPhones will be able to access this particular feature.
Follow the following steps mentioned below and you can enjoy the freedom and risk of being tracked and monitored.
First and foremost, you are required to open the Cydia App and Update it.
In the second step, you have to type ‘UNTRACKED’ in the search bar.
The next step is to install ‘Untrackerd’ This particular application would be running in the background. The app is useful in initiating a process that runs in the background of your iPhone, which is helpful in cleaning and consolidating the .db files. Do not worry as now new icon will be added to your iPhone and you do not have to configure anything as well. The app will be working on its own which is going to prevent the iPhone to sent security related information over the World Wide Web by keeping track of the iPhone Users.