I couldn't care less about my iphone giving away information about where I am, or my Win Phone from what I am now reading. Doesn't bother me in the slightest. And I wasn't complaining about the ANPR system. With the ANPR system, which is real, regardless of your "political leanings" the police could, if they wanted, see where someone has been. That was my point, sorry if I didn't spell it out for you, maybe I should have used crayon.
There are plenty of articles (some on the register no less) that explain that the police have issues because of how much data is in there. It seems it is less of a realtime tool than one they can mine after which is why it is used for serious crime and terrorism rather than where your vauxhall corsa went.
My point was... all these people are freaking out about the iphone location database because the police may access it and see where they have been, well, the police can probably do that anyway, if you used a car and if they wanted to.
Oh, and don't make it sound like I'm some paranoid conspiracy nut, I never said anything of the sort and you just look like a cock, especially since you posted anonymously. If you take the time to read, there are plenty of FACTS out there about the ANPR system. My post was just an observation and the black helicopter icon should have given you a clue that it was simply that.