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Apple, l2 hide stuff.
 
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post #32 of 66
I was under the impression that "accidentally" doing something illegal is still illegal, so I really hope Apple doesn't get away with this. It's just like their handling of the antenna issue in the iPhone 4. Huge issue with their thing, so they call it a bug. Except this time, it's to cover up something they intentionally did and is illegal.
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post #33 of 66
So as was already known they are logging Hotspots and Cell towers, just like the other cell phone companies and not 'tracking'.

The only new tidbit here is the traffic bit which is interesting.

As a programmer I could see it being an accidental thing, I sometimes leave **** in my code that was there for debugging purposes and don't realize it for months. Just another thing blown out of proportion.
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post #34 of 66
I guess Apple patents bugs all the time.

Location Histories for Location Aware Devices
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...DN/20110051665
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Stored locations = store habits = Big $ to advertising for targeted campaigns

If they weren't going to use that information to sell to advertisers then what the hell were they going to do with it anyway
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post #36 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by flamingoyster View Post
loll it's not a big deal guys. it's wrong on principle, but in practice it's not a big deal at all. and that's the bottom line.
That's like someone saying "Yea, I tried to murder this guy but I failed. In principle I was wrong, but in practice it turned out not to be a big deal."

The bottom line is that I don't like being lied to. Luckily however, I don't own an iPhone.
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nice try apple lol
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post #38 of 66
Was a good press release. Apple specified what the problem is and their intended fix. I stated long before that I was indifferent on this so-called device tracking, and I'm still indifferent after their statement.

What's google got to say on the matter?
 
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Google: "U CAN HAZ CHEKBOX"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ForumViewer View Post
Was a good press release. Apple specified what the problem is and their intended fix. I stated long before that I was indifferent on this so-called device tracking, and I'm still indifferent after their statement.

What's google got to say on the matter?
Google has no part in this thread, be gone with you! Google didn't have to backtrack on anything they said -- they put it out in the open for all to see when their phone started up.

This thread is all about Apple and their inability to care about their customers (and how they are seemingly lying lately to try to avoid court issues.)
     
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