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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jonKranked, Apr 20, 2011.
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Good move Apple. Real smart.
And police department are already illegally using the data on your smartphone when they stop you:
Yeah, I'm pretty sure my Droid tracks everything I do. Whoever got their hands on my information though would be painfully bored.
Ought to be an option to be able to turn it off, but I use an app that tracks my movements while out hunting off trail. Makes it real easy to get back to where i came from.
that's the point. there's no opt out, and there's no real notification that it's storing that data.
i use a gps tracker to map the bike trails i take and figure out roughly how many miles i ride, but the difference is that we're in control of how and when the info is tracked.
Not just ought, its likely not legal (similar to the rootkit on Sony CD only a total invasion of privacy). Maybe some lawyers can get rich from a class action suit and Apple will send a coupon for a whopping $0.50 off your next iProduct?
Apple had the date wrong, but this was a preview of Apple's iFuture:
iPhone - It just works, no need to install spyware apps
you can opt out of internet tracking apps by going to oo.apple.com on your phone
On a somewhat related note, I used the gps on my phone to navigate into Boston today. Holy effin awesome, blows any tomtom/ garmin I've ever used out of the water. Navigation on a Google earth map with realtime traffic conditions = epic win. Plus it plays music and I can post on RM from it (like this post).
Work, strip club, liquor store, home...
repeat until the weekend.
Thanks to google latitude, BadDNA and I track your every move.
and yeah, we're bored.
I wonder if they'll give retroactive speeding tickets with that info...
Reverse Minority Report?
Note there are established state and federal laws against spyware and deceptive trade practices:
no more pics of the hookers I disembowel then.
This doesn't surprise me at all. I think they are also using this information for spam purposes. Earlier this week I noticed a lot of the little banner and pop-up ads for several apps were for Home Depot. I thought this was weird because I have been going to Home Depot about 2-3 times a week over the last few weeks for various supplies/tools for my new Job Site. I think it's similar to how FB will track sites you visit to gear their ads to your interests. Crazy tin foil hat stuff.
Laws do not apply to teh Apple.
Korean guy robs black-owned convenience store?
Also hilarious is Apple suing Samsung who supplies most of the parts of the iPhone (and many other Apple products) and had a key role in the design of the iPhone 4's A4 CPU - http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/20/apple-sues-samsung-heres-the-deal/
And LG had the first modern style touchscreen phone - announced in 2006 - they never sued anyone because there wasn't anything patentable or terribly unique about the GUI or the concept of a touchscreen phone (they did win the iF Design Award prize in September 2006 though):
you've woken the dragon.
Speaking of dragons...
I'd say this is just further evidence of the global elitists pushing their one world government agenda by teaching us to obey for easier implementation of FEMA concentration camps. I just opted out - see you suckers in the food rations line!
Older article on several existing federal class actions against smartphone/maxipad tracking privacy violations - http://blogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill...phone-and-ipad-users-is-googles-android-next/
Crappy settlement coupons for everyone!
Here's where I've been since October 2010:
I'm waiting to hear what Apple's rationale for this was/is, as keeping such data around by default in an unencrypted file present in every backup/sync record does not seem like a Good Thing (tm). That said, I don't care about the specifics of my data--see above--but more about the principle.
I don't understand this cognitive dissonance from people who have been violated?
Breaking the law is still break the law regardless of whether or not its seemingly insignificant. Apple, Google, dozens of app developers, etc who ignore it must face the consequences. Just because the spyware is now built-in doesn't make it any more legal/appealing.
Maybe so, but at least your office would finally know who was always taking the last jelly donut
You need to see a psychiatrist to find out where this deeply ingrained hatred toward apple products comes from.
If only you could get hold of your roommates phone and jailbreak it.
Nah, but you certainly need reading glasses:
While I certainly find some amusement in Syadasti's usual anti-mac rants...in this case he's totally right. What they are doing is illegal and needs to be stopped.
One more reason that I will not get a "smart" phone. Who wants a phone that can out-wit their owner?
It is like driving along with a tattle-tail in your car.
Cop pulls you over for a "roll-stop" at the stop sign and your phone chimes in, "Hey, he was also going 35 in a 25 back there and didn't slow down in a school zone!!"
I've been saying Apple is the new "big brother" for YEARS... just one more proof point.
Tracking, proprietary file formats (iTunes) etc.
lol, how does a proprietary format constitute "big brother?"
Already happening despite the fact its illegal to search them. Its amazing how many people don't think their legal rights matter. Must be all those "patriots" behind the "Patriot Act"
The 4th amendment has been protected in court on the cellular provider's end of course this doesn't stop the government from breaking its own laws:
Ok, maybe that part isn't but I hate how ubiquitous they have become and have started to push other players out of the market. And once you buy into that "system" you are at their mercy... good luck switching back to something else. All your stuff is in that format so once you go that route you are locked in for life.