Looking at My iPhone Tracking Data

I’ve followed all of the hubbub about the iPhone tracking data story, and was dying to see what my own iPhone would tell me.  I found a Windows program which would map the data for me called iPhoneTrackerWin. I’ve got to say, I’m more fascinated by what the data tells me than the whole horribleness argument. Anyone in this day and age who *doesn’t* think that they are trackable in many ways is being a little silly, IMHO.

My data seems to go back to 2010-06-25, which is, I think, when I got my iPhone 4. It’s clearly pretty accurate, with a few glitchy outliers, as to be expected, given the methodology as I’ve read about it.

Clearly visible are trips I took to Greece and Turkey (via Madrid for a plane change) and recently, Mexico. Obviously I spend most of my time in and around Boston, but I’ve also been around Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Tampa, Des Moines, and other place. Basically, a mirror of my TripIt trips.

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I’m thinking it would be really cool to be able to import this data into one of my new favorite sites: Tripline. I could set up a new Tripline trip with some sporty music and watch myself flying around the Northern Hemisphere!

 

More maps:

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This one has Wi-Fi tracking turned on as well:

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Have a thought or opinion?