When I first read that Apple’s iPhone and 3G iPad was logging users’ location data to a hidden file I thought it was an obscure piece of news that would be confined to the tech blogs such as Ars Technica or engagdet. The fact that it’s been picked up by the New York Times (I even heard it on the BBC world report this morning) shows how wary people are of technology encroaching on their lives. Not all technology. Just the creepy parts that your merchant doesn’t tell you about. Indeed, news media attempts to get comments from Apple haven’t gone far, and the company itself hasn’t released a statement yet.