A story published by FoxNews.com on April 20, 2011 titled, “Apple Users, Beware: iPhones Secretly Tracking Location, Experts Warn”  brings to light a secreted program on all iPhones and iPads which tracks the time and location of the device and keeps all of these logged in an uncrypted program.
Big Brother is watching
So, now a murder suspect who says he wasn’t anywhere near the scene of the crime can be challenged by his iPhone. Thanks Apple.
A suspected drug dealer coming across the U.S. Border can have all of his movements plotted in the government’s computer just by a quick download from his phone. Thanks iPhone.
As the FoxNews.com story points out, even a jealous spouse can see everywhere his or her significant other has been. Thanks iPhone.
Stories of microchips implanted into people so that the government can monitor a person have been around for decades. The Big Brother/Conspiracy Crowd for sure. But now, who needs to implant microchips into a person when they have the exact same thing inside of the cell phone which most people can’t go anywhere without.
Android phone manufacters won’t comment if the same program is already stored in their computer. Would it surprise you, honestly?
Tracking systems have been used by the Rental Car Agencies previously to see if clients left the stated areas allowed to visit in their contracts. Tracking System Direct notes that one car company has been required to pay back renters of vehicles for speeding finess the company issued as a result of the GPS Tracking System.  Now, our movements can be monitored by our cell phone so those expensive systems just became obsolete!
Doesn’t affect the average person? Nope. Not unless you speed on occasion or if you happen to run a stop sign or do some other traffic infraction. It was accomplished by a Rental Car Agency why not by Law Enforcement? A wave of the near future? Possibly. To keep us safe? Possibly.
Forget the Automated Traffic Light Cameras that will send you a ticket in the mail if you run a red light. The cell phone will quickly replace them.
Truly, technology is going to far. Doesn’t this amount of knowledge carried in your cell phone, which we have with us almost all of the time, worry you a bit? I think I am ready to return to a land line!