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!! ??
An amazing and shocking 3,440 tweets per second were posted on an average over the killing of Osama bin Laden – Al Qaeda leader that lead Twitter to a new record. The US commandos killed him in a raid that was carried outside the mansion where he was hiding. Huge rumors were being spread since Sunday night until President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding Osama’s killing.
As per CNN’s report, Twitter users posted Tweets at an average of 3,440 tweets per second. The Tuesday night recorded the highest continual rate of tweets posted ever. From 10:45 p.m. – 2:20 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), there was an average 3,000 tweets per second that created a new record. Reaching the zenith, Twitter users posted 5,106 tweets per second.
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!