Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/12/11

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

There has been a lot in the news lately about the revelation that some smart phones, including iPhones and phones built on Google’s Android operating system, have been collecting location data about where the phone has been and storing it on the phones themselves in hidden files. What’s that all about, and why is information about where a person, or at least a person’s
phone, has been of is at the moment of such great interest – and who is interested? Let’s ponder that question for a moment.