By Adam Z. Lein | April 25, 2011 11:31 AM
You know how everyone’s talking about how it was discovered that Apple’s iPhone and iOS 4 have been secretly tracking your every move? According to The Atlantic, forensic software can reveal a whole lot more about you just by accessing your iPhone. Android does a lot of the location tracking too, but in a slightly different way. So what about Windows Phone 7? PC Magazine decided to contact Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Google, and HP about how the companies’ mobile platforms store location data, and none, except for Microsoft, have responded.
Microsoft told PCMag unequivocally that phones running Windows Phone 7 do not store location history. Like most other phones, the platform offers plenty of location-based apps, and those apps require user consent before they begin tracking. Windows Phones also offer the common feature of a “global switch” that lets the user disable all location services, and Microsoft says its “Find My Phone” service keeps only the phone’s most recent location.
So there you have it, even if you have the “Find My Phone” feature turned on, it only keeps track of where the phone was the last time it synced.
Source: PC Magazine