Apple Files New Find My iPhone Patent
A new patent filed by Apple adds a number of new features to the "find my iPhone" service. Sadly none of them will make it less embarrassing when you use the service to locate your phone, only to discover it in the recliner in front of your family.
The new patent outlines a new mode that alerts an iOS user that their phone is under surveillance and actively having its location tracked. The message alerting the user would be followed by the ability to cancel the request by entering a passcode, correctly of course. Also, the ability to contact the default owner of the phone has been added, just in case someone was in the process of figuring out who to return the device to.
There is one feature outlined in the Patent that tickles my inner spy. The ability to have phone calls, and text messages recorded and sent to a server once the phone has been compromised and put into lock-down mode. The devices camera can be used to capture images of the surroundings as well and have them transmitted to the server. This will undoubtedly make obtaining these records for evidence worlds easier.