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Your iPhone Knows All About You – Crap App Of The Week

Have you ever read the terms and conditions and wondered what information will your mobile phone or tablet collect.

What You Said And Where You Were When You Talked to Siri

Siri (and your phone’s dictation feature) lets Apple use and share information. That information can be defined as your name and nickname; the names, nicknames and relationships of your address book contacts; songs you listen to; and the location of your device when you make requests. 

Personal Information

Apple’s privacy policy divides user information into “personal” and “non-personal” and it stresses that the company doesn’t give “personal” information to marketers.

Personal information can include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences 

Non-personal information can include things, such as a user’s occupation, postcode and the location where the device is used. It’s called “non-personal” because it “does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual.”

Where Your Devices Are

Any service that uses your phone’s location can collect your location data to “provide and improve such products and services.” As we carry our phones pretty much everywhere, our whole day potentially could be mapped out. Our location searches (in a map app, for example) are gathered, too.

Apple states, however, that location information isn’t collected in a way that ties it to individual users. It might not have your name attached.

How Fast You’re Going

Apps that uses location data may also collect your “road travel speed information.” That’s most likely useful for apps that give us traffic information.

iMessages You Send 

Apple stores iMessages In order to make sure they are properly delivered in an encrypted form for a limited period of time.

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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