I have heard a rumor that smartphone will record the GPS information on any photo that you take on the photo file itself. If this is indeed true, privacy issue will be more severe. Any idea?
On the other hands, there are people who take privacy easily. They pretty much share what they do, where they are on any social networking websites. Technological advancement seems to change people mentality as well. Do you find similar case to the people around you?
The news of iPhone keeping GPS tracking info broke out last week. Since then, related news have been all over the place. Now, consumers have concerns over smartphone which has GPS capability. What could be the possible use of the GPS information?
I have been studying google map on iPhone since last week. I have noticed that iPhone is able to precisely locate where you are regardless of whether you have google map running or not. Does it explain the location information store on iPhone?
The above may be one of the reason. Yet, is the information used elsewhere?
Since the rise of Internet, privacy has been loosen up. Youngsters are sharing their private life on youtube, facebook, etc. Parents are using the location service provided by mobile carrier to track where their kids are for safety concern. Nowadays, more and more people are sharing their interest, what they do, where they go on either facebook or tweeter or both. What has privacy gone?
The world has evolved. Privacy is a concerns. Yet, people would still like to take control. They share what they want to share. They don't accept their privacy being share with some "strangers". This is why the outbreak of location information on iPhone becomes such a big deal. I can live with Apple buffer the location information for real time tracking purpose. I cannot accept the information being sent to elsewhere. I believe a lot of people will feel the same way. Apple shall have a good explanation to what is kept and whether the information is sent to some servers. I believe Google has to come out to make clear to the public that they have our privacy as first priority.
Any comments are welcomed.