Most smartphones, like the iPhone for example, use a built-in GPS antenna to offer you travel directions, make the localized search more accurate, and enable location-based apps like Foursquare to function. However, many people believe that when those location-enabled apps are disabled, or when the GPS function is turned off, that the phone is at rest, and is not recording their every move.

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With all the sensitive information we store on our smartphones already (photos, videos, work documents, etc.) we now have something more unsettling to worry about. Recent research has revealed that a lost iPhone not only puts the above data at risk, but also lets a hacker access all of your usernames and passwords that are stored on the phone.

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There are many apps on the market that allow your smartphone to protect itself from snoops or thieves. But most of these apps usually only lock up your phone, allow you to remotely erase your data, or, at best, give you a GPS location of where you phone has been last. This is fine for when the phone is lost or stolen, later to be tracked at a certain address.

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iphonethiefHow ironic. In the midst of Jordan Sturm’s demo of Apple’s  GPS-based app, “Find My iPhone,” a bike riding thief grabbed the new iPhone and rode off, thinking he was now the proud owner of the much sought after device. Unfortunately for the thief, 31-year-old Horatio Toure, the app installed on this iPhone was designed to use the phone’s GPS tracker capabilities to provide real-time location updates so police officers and its owner can track the phone’s whereabouts in real-time.

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