iPhone Tracking "What Your iPhone Knows About You"

Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Pete Warden (TensorFlow)
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Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan will discuss the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. We’re not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it’s clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations.

Read more about this on O’Reilly Radar.

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Alasdair Allan

Babilim Light Industries

Alasdair Allan is a scientist and researcher who has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and eight books and has been involved with several standards bodies. Originally an astrophysicist, Alasdair now works as a consultant and journalist, focusing on open hardware, machine learning, big data, and emerging technologies, with expertise in electronics, especially wireless devices and distributed sensor networks, mobile computing, and the internet of things. He runs a small consulting company and has written for Make: magazine, Motherboard/VICE, Hackaday, Hackster.io, and the O’Reilly Radar. In the past, he has mesh-networked the Moscone Center, caused a US Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was at the time the most distant object yet discovered.

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Pete Warden

TensorFlow

Pete Warden is the mobile/embedded lead for the TensorFlow team. Pete was formerly the CTO of Jetpac, which was acquired by Google for its deep learning technology optimized to run on mobile and embedded devices. He previously worked at Apple on GPU optimizations for image processing and has written several books on data processing for O’Reilly.

  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NAVTEQ

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