iOS 7

iOS 7More than ever before, we’ve become increasingly aware of our technology’s ability to monitor our movements. For the most part, smartphone users now have at least a vague understanding that service providers as well as apps and mapping services are collecting, asking for, and using location data all the time. Whether we read them or not, most of us agree to the terms of service and allow companies like Apple and Google as well as our mobile providers to track our locations. What’s less known, though, is what this data actually looks like. For iOS 7 (expected to be released to the public in September) users, that information is about to become much more accessible, as one Hacker News commenter pointed out this morning. Using iOS 7 Beta 5, the user noticed that anyone with enabled “location services” can easily access their “frequent locations,” in iOS 7’s privacy settings.

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