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I'm speculating it uses Pete Warden's OpenHeatMap (it's, like, a 20k executable, it has to be pulling map data from somewhere).



It does as well in a separate request.

There are 3 request locations that I've spotted, at least one to ajax.googlemaps.com, one to amazonaws.com and a few to openstreetmap.org (a.tile.openstreetmap.org and static.openstreetmap.org). Open Street Map provides the map tiles, a jQuery plugin and some CSS. ajax.googlemaps.com provides jQuery itself. I haven't found what AWS actually provides. I just thought it was amusing that this application designed to show off a "security hole" that tracks the user has to use the network in order to work, potentially tracking the user.

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This is addressed in the FAQ.

http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/#12

The app downloads:

   * OpenStreetMap background tiles
   * jQuery main script file
   * OpenHeatMap script and CSS

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