Every single iMessage to and from this man's iPhone—his friends call him Wiz—has been sent to us by accident. We know about his job, sex life, and address. Apple, you might want to fix this.
As if there wasn't already enough concern over losing your phone and giving a stranger complete access to your personal life, a team of researchers have developed a program called iSpy that can read what's being typed on a smartphone's screen from up to sixty meters away. So you may not even see the person who's…
Microsoft is tracking your Windows Phone, and there's nothing you can do about it. A lawsuit filed in Seattle is claiming that Windows Phone's camera app tracks your location and sends it to Microsoft, even if you opt out. We contacted Microsoft and they refused to comment.
Being a highly trained, super-secret secret agent is a super-hard secret to keep. Best-case scenario: no one ever finds out how awesome you really are because you're so concerned with maintaining a Joe Normal public persona. Worst-case scenario: you blow your cover and are forced to spend the rest of your days as a…
Surprise! Apple's broken their silence on the iPhone location tracking controversy with an amazingly self-contradictory Q&A press release. Most notable: they say the massive data cache goes too far, and will be fixed in an impending software update.
Every time I receive a call, my cell carrier takes note of the incoming telephone number, the time, date and duration of the conversation, and—because the call is sent through a network of cell towers—my location. As it turns out, I'm also carrying the right kind of smart phone, which means my device itself jots down…
A fun side-effect of the iOS secret-tracking fiasco is that a lot of other different types of location data and transmissions to and from your smartphone are being conflated into a huge pile of fevered paranoia. But! Don't freak out.
The WSJ's headline—"Apple, Google Collect User Data"—borders on art, but the real point of note from the piece as it attempts to corral and make sense of the sprawling issue of cellphone location data is that when Google collects data about nearby Wi-Fi hotspots from your phone, that data is apparently tagged with "a…
All iSpy conspiracy bullshit aside, you are probably more interested in what your iPhone does with location data. Well, if you opt-in to the iPhone's location services, detailed—but anonymized—location data is transmitted back to Apple on a regular basis.
As reported by Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden on O'Reilly on Wednesday, Apple's iPhone and iPads with cellular data connections have been recording their users' whereabouts in a file that gets backed up to their computers for reasons unknown.
Gizmodo's Joe Brown was talking with Contessa Brewer on MSNBC Live April 20, 2011 sharing everything we know about the iSpy conspiracy.
Why has your iPhone been secretly recording everywhere you go since iOS4, in a way that a simple program can extract everywhere you've been from either your iPhone or your computer? Well, probably, a bug.
There was a minor media frenzy over Apple secretly tracking your iPhone 4 today, so naturally the government wants in on the action. The FCC and representatives from both houses of Congress have said they'll look into the matter.
Where's Waldo and I Spy are two kids books that work best when they're held right up to the face, just like the iPad. Thankfully, both of them got gorgeous, thoughtful treatments for their newly-available iPad apps.