Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
iPhones and Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google. The location information is used for the estimated $2.9 billion location-based services market. Location-based advertising targets consumers with location-specific advertising on their mobile devices. Other appeals courts have ruled that search warrants aren’t required for GPS tracking.

If the Obama administration gets its way, the government will have access to warrantless GPS tracking data. According to Apple, GPS and cell tower data collected by the device and transmitted to Apple is assigned a random identification number that cannot be associated with a particular customer or device. Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding the tracking data? The CelleBrite UFED can completely extract existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and tracking data. 

Yes, it seems like Google's little green robot is also collecting user data every few seconds and sending it off to Google. Data which includes GPS location, Wi-Fi hotspots the phone has encountered, and the device ID. If you checked off that you wanted to use Google's location services, then your phone has been tracking you all this time. Don't worry, though; Google isn't doing anything malicious with your data. 

Your Android device records your location and even Wifi checkins and saves them to the device’s cache (for a faster map experience among other reasons). The only scare here is if this information was accessible to other people easily (like a jealous spouse, stalker, etc.). The iPhone tracking information is easier to get access to since it can be accessed by running a program on your computer with iTunes on it instead of from the device itself, so that’s a little bit of a problem. 

I. Before You Begin

1. This does NOT share any of the information, nor even transmit it off of your device. It simply shows you the files that are already stored on your device.

2. Your device MUST be rooted for this app to work! Head to our How To’s to find out how to root your device.

Thanks to Mopodo on XDA for creating this interesting app!

II. Uncover the Location Cache

1. On your Android device, head to the Android Market.

2. Search for the app Location Cache then download and install it. 

3. Once installed, open the app and click view by either map or list.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011 | 0 comments | Labels: , ,


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