Was it a case of over reaction ?

Posted by Jack Cook on Aug 08, 2008

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Possibly this follow-up might make some folks feel a little better about the concern that was raised  by Jonathan Zdziarski, author of the book iPhone Open Application Development and an iPhone Forensics manual:

“This suggests that the iPhone calls home once in a while to find out what applications it should turn off. At the moment, no apps have been blacklisted, but by all appearances, this has been added to disable applications that the user has already downloaded and paid for, if Apple so chooses to shut them down.

“I discovered this doing a forensic examination of an iPhone 3G. It appears to be tucked away in a configuration file deep inside CoreLocation.”

Engadget Mobile seems to think you all can breathe a big sigh of relief.  According to John Gruber (Daring Fireball), via “an informed source at Apple” — the “clbl” stands for “Core Location Blacklist” and stipulates specific pieces of software that don’t have access to in the Core Location.

Possibly this is a better interpretation …. one never knows, does one?  Check out John Gruber’s piece here at Daring Fireball.

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Jack spent 35 years teaching mathematics, worked as a Dean of Students, and completed his career as a Principal of a suburban school just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his years in public education, the computer field has always sparked an interest in him.In his early years as a teacher, he became proficient with computers by teaching himself “BASIC” with an old HP card reader. Handheld computers soon became his passion where he eventually focused his attention on the HP iPAQ. Jack participates in several discussion groups and is currently serving as Senior Editor on Mobilitysite, serves as a moderator in the Microsoft Windows Phone forums and maintains his personal site, Experience Mobility. Jack brings to the mobile device community, news, events, and reviews that generate the same passion in handheld’s that he has had.

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