Just what is being logged on iOS devices? And what are the privacy issues for smartphone logging generally?
O'Reilly's researchers originally said that the location logging was new in iOS 4. But information security engineer Alex Levinson from Katana Forensics begged to differ. In a blog post, he pointed out that location information was already being logged in previous versions of iOS. The logging is hardly secret or new, either. It's a known component of iOS' Location Services. He'd even written about it for the book iOS Forensic Analysis, where it's all explained in chapter 10.
Alex Levinson is my guest on Patch Monday. We also hear from Professor Roger Clarke, chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation, who's calling the ability for users to have more granular control over what happens to their personal data.