21 April 2011

Where do I spend the bulk of my time?

According to the iPhone tracker:

iPhoneTracker
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Yeah, kinda creepy. Maybe not quite as accurate as I have heard -- when I break it down it looks like a grid pattern, not street by street, and some places appear I am pretty sure I have never been. That apparently has to do with the fact that the iPhone uses tower triangulation in logging its location. But the day-by-day log is much creepier:

iPhoneTracker day
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I hear there's a harmless explanation, and I actually believe it. All cell phones d this, and forensic cell phone specialists have been able to access this data for a long time. The Droid does the same thing (though it, sensibly, deletes data after a certain time). This is a technical nerd-level mistake and not Big Brother. 

But still, man, creepy.

 

4 comments:

  1. Chris Cotter4/22/2011 8:14 AM

    The creators of the software purposefully degraded the data displayed. The actual data is actually much more accurate, and availabe second by second, instead of just day by day.

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  2. Heh, I have probably walked by you a few times. That is my usual area exactly.

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  3. Nice post! Keep working like this!

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  4. I really liked your article.

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