|Apple's Find My iPhone sample page|
|U.S. Senator/Former SNL Writer Al Franken|
Apple provides one service, completely free, that is squarely aimed at consumer privacy:
Before Find My iPhone, you could google for "a phone ringing" website, ring your phone, and if it wasn't on silent, locate your cellphone. With Find My iPhone, the phone will ring in a loud echoing submarine sonar ringtone EVEN IF you have the phone on silent - just by going to Apple's very own me.com.
See, all those "make your phone ring from the internet" services - they collect and SELL your number. Some, are even laced with malware and porn ads.
So, the geniuses at Apple truly do care about your privacy and Senator Franken … you didn't even know it.
I just used it … I probably use it two or three times a week.