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Everyone tracks usage and gathers data. What's the issue here?
    
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Since when is this news, or surprising to anyone? Cell phones have been used to track peoples locations since they came into existance.
I know google uses your location for their adds, search, and app services, so I would assume Apple does the same thing.

Now, if they can prove that apple, google, etc, are selling your location information to known criminal organizations, that would be a problem.
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Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post
Since when is this news, or surprising to anyone? Cell phones have been used to track peoples locations since they came into existance.
I know google uses your location for their adds, search, and app services, so I would assume Apple does the same thing.

Now, if they can prove that apple, google, etc, are selling your location information to known criminal organizations, that would be a problem.
How about the fact that they store the data locally without telling you, and that in order to get cellphone information you need a warrant? It is absolutely different. A log of your travel is not stored on your cellphone, and no one can compromise your computer to get that data.

People don't seem to be thinking this through.

Edit - Criminal organizations don't buy things from Apple, they steal them or buy them from people that stole them. Either way, this data makes it possible where it was impossible\\impractical.
Edited by _02 - 4/26/11 at 8:28am
    
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The difference is that when I first got my Android it said:

[x] I allow Google to use my location...

Sure, if you uncheck that box you loose your GPS feature but at least Google have the manners to tell you.

My iPhone gave me none of that.

In fact, my iPhone didn't really do anything - but I'll save that one for a rainy day.
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They are kinda boned on this one, and if it's found out this data is periodically transferred then apple will be in real trouble.
This ^
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The difference is that when I first got my Android it said:

[x] I allow Google to use my location...

Sure, if you uncheck that box you loose your GPS feature but at least Google have the manners to tell you.

My iPhone gave me none of that.

In fact, my iPhone didn't really do anything - but I'll save that one for a rainy day.
By using that phone you're accepting the terms and conditions.

I'm guessing the use of GPS and location tracking is in those terms and conditions.
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By using that phone you're accepting the terms and conditions.

I'm guessing the use of GPS and location tracking is in those terms and conditions.
Terms and conditions are akin to those 900 word blips you see on a television infomercial in a font too small to read, and over a 2 second period of time.

In my opinion, they are no substitute for actually informing your consumer and need to be addressed legally to do more than just make the lawyers sleep better.
    
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Thank you

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Originally Posted by toonshorty View Post
the difference is that when i first got my android it said:

[x] i allow google to use my location...

Sure, if you uncheck that box you loose your gps feature but at least google have the manners to tell you.

My iphone gave me none of that.

In fact, my iphone didn't really do anything - but i'll save that one for a rainy day.

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Terms and conditions are akin to those 900 word blips you see on a television infomercial in a font too small to read, and over a 2 second period of time.

In my opinion, they are no substitute for actually informing your consumer and need to be addressed legally to do more than just make the lawyers sleep better.
Says who? You? The law?

EDIT: You edited.

Whether we like it or not. People are agreeing to the terms of service. You can't agree to something, then disagree afterwards because you couldn't be bothered to read the small print.

Whilst the ToS is not legally binding, if Apple are breaking the law. They can and will use it to their advantage to say [x]million amount of users have agreed to this and see no problem with it. Which will make a laughing stock of the whole thing.
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