Congressman Al Franken fires letter to Jobs about iPhone ‘tracking your every movement’ feature

Are we really surprised that Steve Jobs is Big Brother? Every aspect of this society we are being followed and watched by some evil force so get used to it.

via Arstechnica

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) wants answers. Security researchers today revealed the existence of a file on iPhones and on their computer backups that logs detailed cell phone triangulation data—and has ever since iOS 4 was released last summer. The information is stored unencrypted by default, and is simple to access. That announcement led Franken to fire off a two-page letter (PDF) today, asking nine pointed questions of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

The letter concludes with a list of questions.

  1. Why does Apple collect and compile this location data? Why did Apple choose to initiate tracking this data in its iOS 4 operating system?
  2. Does Apple collect and compile this location data for laptops? Continue reading