The case concerns the accused of rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl whose body was thrown into the river. In his view, data from the Health on iPhone application helped.
The whole thing has been going on for several months in Germany. The prosecutor accused the Afghan refugee Hussein K. of raping and murdering a 19-year-old girl. Investigators asked him to unlock his smartphone, but he refused to enter the code. Do you remember a similar situation regarding the American San Bernardino? In this case, the justice system gained access to the device data much faster. The secret is how it was done. Based on data from the Health on iPhone application, the investigators have determined the location of the accused and his movement – using in this case the number of steps and floors. Health application appeared for the first time in 2014, when iOS 8 debuted. After reconstructing the possible situation in reality, the obtained data corresponded to those from the application. In this case, the data helped capture the dangerous man. Many experts note that the use of similar information is the future. They will be derived not only from our wearables, smartphones, but also increasingly popular smart-speakers. And although we may be wondering about the issue of privacy in such matters, it is not difficult to notice that it is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, sensitive data can help, on the other hand – it's easy to manipulate or frame someone, and thus they can harm us. Source: Motherboard