Track your own iPhone

Find out how much your Mac knows about where your iOS devices have been

The map at right shows, for anyone who cares, where my iPhone has traveled in the Northeast since last June.

Apple (aapl) has been getting a lot of heat this week for gathering this intelligence of potential forensic interest and storing it in unencrypted form whenever its mobile devices are synced with a computer.

Google (goog) Android phones also collect location information, although according to a report in github, those files are regularly pruned, leaving only the most recent data. With Al Franken demanding answers of Steve Jobs, we suspect Apple will follow suit the next time iOS gets updated.

Until then, you can track the movements of your own iPhone or 3G iPad (whichever was synced last) with Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden's open source iPhone Tracker app. Get it

Below: Senator Franken's nine questions for Steve Jobs.

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