Sen. Al Franken Wants Answers From Steve Jobs

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know why Apple’s iPhone collects and stores device location data in an unencrypted file. Franken penned a two-page letter asking nine questions of Apple CEO Steve Jobs in response to yesterday’s news regarding the “consolidated.db” file.

Apple Tracks and Logs iPhone and iPad Location Data in iOS 4

Developers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden recently discovered that your iPhone or 3G-capable iPad has been regularly recording your device’s location since the introduction of iOS 4. All of the data regarding your device’s whereabouts during the past year is easily accessible using a simple app.