Dear Reader,

…it will tell anyone who asks where you have been and where you are….  and so will they …

Researchers  Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden found that the iPhones with the iOS 4 update have been compiling and storing a long list of locations and time stamps.   They’ve written an open-source iPhone application available HERE  with full information on accessing the information.  A comprehensive FAQ is availble  by the good folks who bring us CNet News.   Another FAQ is available by the good researchers who found the spy software, wrote the application to extract the information and blew the whistle on Apple Computer.  Complete instructions for protecting yourself through iTunes is HERE. There is NO WAY to disable this unwanted feature because it is a part of the operating system.