Apple, Google Secretly Gather Location Data on Users
According to two security researchers, Alastair Allan and Pete Warden, Apple has been Collecting data from iPhone and iPad 3G users. The operating system "iOS 4" has an hidden file called consolidated.db that stores the geolocation of the device, the date and time at regular intervals. Once the data are collected, they are sent back to Apple, who can know exactly where you are.
You allowed Apple to track your every move by you consented to the iPhone EULA which stated:
When you interact with Apple, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about the Apple products you own, such as their serial numbers and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue.
In case you are wondering how to prevent Apple from collecting data from your iPhone or iPad 3G, all you have to is to select on the Encrypted iPhone Backup when you connect your phone to iTunes.
According to the Wall Street Journal who interviewed a security analyst, Samy Kamkar. Apple is not the only one collected data, Google is doing the same with the Android phones.