What Dirty Little Secret Does Your iPhone Keep For Law Enforcement?

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Real Estate Agent with Kona Home Team (luva llc) RS 62947
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What Dirty Little Secret Does Your iPhone Keep For Law Enforcement, better yet, how do I turn this feature off! 

In this world of Big Brother, you pretty much have to learn to live with it - or completely unplug yourself. With these so called traffic cams recording every license plate that passes through an intersection, security cams broadcasting world wide, pings from phone to cell towers, telling them exactly where you are, Facebook ads..... mysterioulsy using ads on sites you have looked at on the internet recently -Amazon ads, eBay.... the list goes on and on and you cant get away from it. 

Good news is, they are watching 3 billion people at once, so unless you are some super criminal or have done something horrible, the chances you would make it to their "keep it" list are probably worse that your chance of the lottery or a lightning strike. (or Better) 

But what is scary to me, is what my iPhone has stored in its little memory chips. 

It stores information, buried under about 5 layers of secrecy......   it stores the exact locations of places you frequent, under the pretense " Allow you iPhone to learn places you frequently visit in order to provide useful location -related information"

 If that one doesn't creep you out, then brother,  you are a lot tougher than me :) 

What in the Hell would they need that information for? 

Here is where you go to turn it off - wait until you see the list your phone has stored on it! 

Start off in "Settings" 

Then go to "Privacy" (LOL) 

 

Then go to "Location Services" 

 

Proceed to "System Services"

 

 

Proceed to "Frequent Locations" 

 

Below: From a fellow Blogger nice enough to share their screenshot. 

 

 

 

One more layer in - see the locations. 

 

 

How Scary is this - it tells us how long she was at each location! 

 

  

 

NEWS FLASH: This just in from the Apple Break room: 

Apple guy 1: Hey look at this...  Johny Doe's "frequent locations" , he is at the topless bar everyday for lunch. Apple guy 2: HaHa -I one up you - Susie Doe (johnys wife) is at her bosses home addess everday for lunch - lol  Apple guy 1: Oh yeah, well look at where Johny Jr is during his lunch hour, isnt that the Pot dispensery?  AppleGuy 2: OK, look at this - Johny's Mom is ......   Apple guy 3: hey look who just signed up for a new family plan over at AT&T,

Sorry,  I cant stop laughing. 

The only benefit I could see in this would be... 

Law Enforcement, If a bank was robbed, and you have "frequented" the place 5 times this  week, and you dont have an account with that bank? Or if you were to get into an accident, they could check to see if you just pulled out of the bar, and your iPhone tells them you have been at the bar for the last 3 hours.......  (because that is what this feature will tell them). Forget about looking at your tweets or your FB page - they have this secret tool now.

Trust me, I don't condone bank robbery's or drinking and driving - its just creepy to me that Apple needs this stored on your phone and sent to them - for any reason! 

You make up your own mind, you have the directions above if you are like me. 

Big Mahalo's to  Cynthia Larsen , she has been kind enough to send me some screenshots.

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Rainmaker
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Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
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Is my white brick phone from 1985 safe??

Jul 31, 2015 07:42 AM #7
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
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Rob D. Shepherd  LOL , I want to say yes, but I remember headlines back in the 80s, some crazy serial bomber got busted because of the books he checked out from the library, so I just dont know? 

Jul 31, 2015 07:44 AM #8
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Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Jul 31, 2015 08:11 AM #9
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Cynthia Larsen
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Jul 31, 2015 08:12 AM #10
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Cynthia Larsen
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Thank you, Lance, I had no idea my phone was doing this!!

Jul 31, 2015 08:13 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
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Awesome Cynthia Larsen   

Now go in deeper on those locations and will tell you what time and how long! 

Jul 31, 2015 08:13 AM #12
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
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I just want to know how Apple thinks this is usefull? 

Jul 31, 2015 08:14 AM #13
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Cynthia Larsen
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Jul 31, 2015 08:17 AM #14
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Cynthia Larsen
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Holy cow! Just to be PERFECTLY clear, I was at Charles Street Village visiting my mother-in-law, not having cocktails at The 8-Ball! I can see why the police would LOVE having this feature turned on. WOW!

Jul 31, 2015 08:18 AM #15
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Cynthia Larsen  NOW THAT IS SCARY , I am still laughing at you comment about the 8 ball ! 

 

Jul 31, 2015 08:19 AM #16
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Cynthia Larsen  can I share a couple of those in my blog? I can leave you anonymous or give you credit - whatever you like, 

Let me know, and thank you ! 

Jul 31, 2015 08:47 AM #17
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Cynthia Larsen
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Hi Lance Owens (RS) , yes you can use any of my screen shots. Credit or not is fine with me.

Jul 31, 2015 08:54 AM #18
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Lance - I have my Location Services turned off.

Jul 31, 2015 09:38 AM #19
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Aloha Troy Erickson , I hear you. 

I just dont want to give up the good in it, like, Hey SIRI, find me a good Mexican restaraunt nearby, or find me the nearest gas station. I would have a hard time giving all that up, but if it came down to it and i couldnt turn off frequent locations, you would see me turning that off also. 

Jul 31, 2015 09:42 AM #20
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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And law enforcement would be the least of my worries, if I really had "dirty little secrets" (and I do not) and a spouse who figured out how to get this information.  LOL  

Jul 31, 2015 10:01 AM #21
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Olga Simoncelli
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Just say NO when asked or disable if there's a concern. I have heard drivers say they don't want to use E-Z Pass (or whatever the local toll passes might be) because they don't want their movements tracked.

Jul 31, 2015 11:49 AM #22
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It seems that there is always something to worry about in the way of security these days. 

Jul 31, 2015 12:14 PM #23
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Roy Kelley
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This is great information to share.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jul 31, 2015 09:39 PM #24
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Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I have the gps turned of on my android. They still might be watching me some how. I don't need siri or gps I can read a map.

Jul 31, 2015 10:12 PM #25
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Linda Metallo DiBenardo
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Thanks for this important information.  

Jul 31, 2015 10:24 PM #26
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