Microsoft mapping services expose user location

Jul 30, 2011 under Others

When Apple and Google cell phone location tracking issued got our full attention, no one was aware that Microsoft was doing the same using their managed driving program. As is known to all, Google first used their street view cars to log WiFi Access Point and cell sites information, and then they stopped the move…

People find the location of their iPhone but…

Jun 03, 2011 under Cell phone tracking

Ever since Find My iPhone was launched, I have been collecting stories about people getting their iOS device back using Find My iPhone and I have introduced some of them in other posts. Although Find My iPhone/iPod/iPad (and Find My Mac? Probably) were intended for finding our misplaced phone, they did help people recover their…

iPhone 4 track user whereabouts silently

Apr 21, 2011 under Cell phone tracking

Two security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan recently discovered that iOS 4 devices include iPhone and iPad are watching users secretly and silently. I also read somewhere that this happened to some iPhone 3GS and iPad as well, but it’s not confirmed. The two researchers found that iPhone and iPad running iOS 4 and…

Find My iPhone helps recover handset fell from airplane

Mar 23, 2011 under Cell phone tracking

According to ilounge.com, a U.S. Air Force Combat Controller called Ron Walker said his handset – iPhone 4 slipped out of a Velcro pocket on his jumpsuit when he stuck his body out of the plane door to look for landmarks. At that point, the plane was traveling at 150 m.p.h at an altitude of…

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