If you are a little concerned over the recent discovery of the an iOS file consolidated.db file that records all your movements. Forensics researcher expert Alex Levinson says that the file has always been available and used to be known as h-cells.plist.
The recent change in name has been provide by Apple for developers to be able to access the files for Geo-Tagging features within their apps, such as Geo-Tagging photos and notes. The change was made when Apple added multitasking to iOS 4 last year.
If like me you are interested to see whats actually in the iOS consolidated.db files a new handy little app is available to download and read the file with your locations displayed on a map for easy reading.
The iPhoneTracker App was released this week at O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 conference and caused a huge out cry regards user privacy and prompted U.S. Senator Al Franken to write to Steve Jobs personally.
You can download the iPhoneTracker app from Pete Warden’s website. Dont worry it doesn’t record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer.
** Update if you have a jailbroken iPhone and would like to remove te data within the consolidated.db file there is an app for that here..Filed Under: Apple, Apple iPhone, iPhone Apps