Did you know your iPhone is tracking you all the time?

Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, a pair of security researchers, recently discovered that iPhones — as well as 3G-enabled iPads are constantly recording and storing their users' locations in unencrypted files. These files are basically very long lists of latitude-longitude coordinates and timestamps, and they can be found on the devices themselves as well as within the software backups saved on users' computers.

Don't panic just yet, the researches go on to say:

As far as anyone can tell at this point though, the data can not be viewed by someone without physical access to those devices — unless you were to copy and send it to him or her, of course.

In order to demonstrate the extent of the data being recorded and stored, Allan and Warden have built and made available a Mac OS app called iPhone Tracker.