Monday, November 19, 2007
Uneasy Silence reports Apple Secretly Tracking iPhone IMEI and Usage. It seems when the Stocks and Weather widgets send a request to Apple to get the info they want to display, they include the unique identifier for the iPhone. This theoretically allows them to track when you use these apps and what info you're interested in (companies, locations). Nefarious or not, it seems a little rude. More so, because if you remove the id from the request, it stops working.