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  1. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    http://gizmodo.com/#!5793925/your-iphone-is-secretly-tracking-everywhere-youve-been
     

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  2. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Good move Apple. Real smart.
     
  3. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure my Droid tracks everything I do. Whoever got their hands on my information though would be painfully bored.
     
  5. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    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.
     
  7. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    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.
     
  8. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    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:

     
  9. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    iPhone - It just works, no need to install spyware apps :thumb:
     
  10. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    you can opt out of internet tracking apps by going to oo.apple.com on your phone
     
  11. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    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).:D
     
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  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Work, strip club, liquor store, home...
    repeat until the weekend.
     
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    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    Thanks to google latitude, BadDNA and I track your every move.

    and yeah, we're bored. :D
     
  14. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I wonder if they'll give retroactive speeding tickets with that info...
     
  15. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Reverse Minority Report?
     
  16. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    no more pics of the hookers I disembowel then.
     
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    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.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Korean guy robs black-owned convenience store?
     
  21. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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  22. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    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/

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/08/apple-ipad-and-samsung-wave-share-a-brain/

    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):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Simon

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/LG-KE850-Prada-Review-62721.shtml



     
  23. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    ugh...this again...:think:
     
  24. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    you've woken the dragon.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    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!
     
  27. syadasti

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    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!

     
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  28. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    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.
     
  29. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    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.
     
  30. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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  31. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Maybe so, but at least your office would finally know who was always taking the last jelly donut:D
     
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    You need to see a psychiatrist to find out where this deeply ingrained hatred toward apple products comes from.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    If only you could get hold of your roommates phone and jailbreak it.
     
  34. syadasti

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    Nah, but you certainly need reading glasses:

     
  35. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    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.
     
  36. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    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!!"
     
  37. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    I've been saying Apple is the new "big brother" for YEARS... just one more proof point.

    Tracking, proprietary file formats (iTunes) etc.
     
  38. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    lol, how does a proprietary format constitute "big brother?"
     
  39. syadasti

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    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"

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...during-a-traffic-stop-5587825?click=pm_latest

    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:

    https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2008/09/11
     
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    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.