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curmudgeon

Not to mention that this may be against the law in Vermont. "In Vermont: The State's Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration adopted opt-in provisions for information sharing. To comply with the regulation, some companies have simply treated all Vermont residents as having opted-out under GLBA. However, a group of insurance companies has mounted a challenge to the requirements."

Since the phone can be used as a credit card for purchases and has access to your personal and some financial information, it may come under this provision. It's a tenuous connection, but it seems worth exploring.

Ken

It is an internal file that is used as part of the software and is not available for external access, therefore no laws are broken. See https://alexlevinson.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/3-major-issues-with-the-latest-iphone-tracking-discovery/

Obviously some people will not like the fact that it does track their movements, but someone must have physical access to the phone. I assume that Apple in future will restrict the time period that the data is held.

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