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Yeah, disabling tracking in iOS is so complicated too:


You have the option to disable it at any time. If you're whining about location tracking, you need to RTFM before you operate a product.
that is completely opposite of what people care about .......i want to use location, but for my own personal use, not for some company to store and use it to "help with advertising"
    
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post #52 of 59
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Yeah, disabling tracking in iOS is so complicated too:


You have the option to disable it at any time. If you're whining about location tracking, you need to RTFM before you operate a product.
Nice post. I didn't know iOS had a straightforward way of disabling it too.

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Does the fact that the screenshot is literally the very first screen you encounter on any Android phone mean anything?

It IS quite cut and dry.
This. Inb4 "lol it says 'and other Google services.' Is the typical consumer supposed to know what those other services are?" Yes. The typical consumer SHOULD take the time to research this. I've said it countless times... if you're techy enough to want a smartphone, you're techy enough to do some quick research.

I find it pretty cool that on iOS you can disable it for certain apps though.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 5/2/11 at 8:31pm
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post #53 of 59
please read the telecommunications act of 1996. it demands that all phones be equipped with tracking if sold in the united states.

im not defending them in anyway. but we should look to why something like that was passed.
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post #54 of 59
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Yeah, disabling tracking in iOS is so complicated too:


You have the option to disable it at any time. If you're whining about location tracking, you need to RTFM before you operate a product.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Nice post. I didn't know iOS had a straightforward way of disabling it too.



This. Inb4 "lol it says 'and other Google services.' Is the typical consumer supposed to know what those other services are?" Yes. The typical consumer SHOULD take the time to research this. I've said it countless times... if you're techy enough to want a smartphone, you're techy enough to do some quick research.

I find it pretty cool that on iOS you can disable it for certain apps though.
Yeah maybe now but if you're going to talk about the ios issue (not the topic of this thread) know what you're talking about! it didn't turn the tracking off even though it was "disabled" I believe of course I've been known to be wrong but that was the story last I heard.
     
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I'll be amazed if this goes through. Seems like everyone wants to sue nowadays.

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please read the telecommunications act of 1996. it demands that all phones be equipped with tracking if sold in the united states.

im not defending them in anyway. but we should look to why something like that was passed.
Please, enlighten me.
    
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I'll be amazed if this goes through. Seems like everyone wants to sue nowadays.
The American Dream.

I spilled hot coffee on my lap. I'm suing you McDonalds for 100M dollars!!!
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Yeah maybe now but if you're going to talk about the ios issue (not the topic of this thread) know what you're talking about! it didn't turn the tracking off even though it was "disabled" I believe of course I've been known to be wrong but that was the story last I heard.
No, the "bug" Apple claims they had was that the location information was being logged and saved for longer than it was supposed to. It has been confirmed as NOT being a bug as Apple filed a patent that specifically described tracking and logging location information history for extended lengths of history.
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post #58 of 59
Wont affect google 50M isnt much for them and you can disable the tracking.. How pathetic are these people...
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Wont affect google 50M isnt much for them and you can disable the tracking.. How pathetic are these people...
Yuppers it can be disabled....
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