Thursday November 17, 2016

All Call Records Sent To Apple When iCloud On

How is it legal for a phone manufacturer, not your cellular service provider, to log this kind of information on consumers without them knowing?

The Intercept reports today that a digital security firm has discovered that Apple devices automatically send call history data آ— phone metadata آ— to Apple’s servers when iCloud is enabled. Phone metadata is basically everything you think of as "phone records" from watching detective procedurals on TV. It’s a record of what numbers you called (or that called you), when, from where (for mobile phones), and for how long.

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