News about the IOS tracking their users came from some of security researchers claim if Apple secretly tracking the whereabouts of iPhone users and store it in a file that can be easily accessed.
iPhone is able to record the existence of a user through information such as coordinates of longitude and latitude and time zone related. Data can be easily copied to another computer by anyone who finds the phone.
The data is stored in a file called consolidated.db and was discovered by two British software developer who is looking for ways to visualize data for site location.
Tracking of users can be done by telecom operators, although it is for intelligence investigations. However, the data stored by the iPhone can be accessed by anyone who has access to mobile phones and computers connected to the phone. Moreover, the data is not protected by passwords or encryption.
This can harm the user, because personal data can be easily accessed by anyone. But do not worry there are ways to prevent it, there’s an app to delete the log and Prevent IOS from keeping one. This application is called Untrackerd, which can be installed on jailbroken iGadget from Cydia software repository. You can download the application here.