First off, sorry for all the quotes.....
Originally Posted by no1Joeno1
This isn't news. Probably Apple paying for some BS story twisting the access rights apps require when you install them.
No, it's happening, spin it any which way you choose. Facebook admitted to reading its users' text messages.
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
*Gasp* This just in: When you are born, you are automatically committed to a contract where people can see everything you do if you do it in public space.
"Nuff said. If you're transmitting digital information through a company network, they reserve every right to monitor the content. It is unfortunate, and sure, I disagree with it (I don't want some analyst reading all my texts and seeing my photos regardless of the fact that they have no clue who I am) but it's a wasted effort to complain about it. The only way to combat it and have it changed is to speak with your wallets and make the firms aware they have to change their ways to earn back their customers. Life goes on, do the same.
Have you seen "The Final Cut"?
Originally Posted by For_the_moves
When I read this I immediately think of Android and its openness. It very easy to get an Android app online, but, who checks to see that the app does only what it says it would? Is it Google's responsibility to protect their users or is the user that should take on the responsibility of protecting themselves?
In a perfect world, the corporation involved would take a more proactive approach in protecting their customers' rights. Sadly, this is not the case. Ultimately, it IS the users' responsibility to realize what they are agreeing to. Period. Ignorance of a clause in contract does not void the clause.
Originally Posted by Twist86
To think I saw this coming 15 years ago when I was a kid. This is the main reason I don't do social networking and have important info/photos online. It is amazing at some of the responses...we really are turning into a sheeple generation.
I like my privacy and I don't think anyone should be able to track me like they do. I blocked SIX "tracking" companies from Overclock.net alone....some sites its as high as 30.
What sites did you find from OCN?
Originally Posted by giga_hertz
Originally Posted by SillyconeChip
I cant see what the problem is, if you're not breaking any laws...
It is the HUGE problem that THEY are Breaking the Law!
What would happen to the mailman, the guy that delivers your mail letters if every time you would sent a letter on the post office a person would open it up and took copies of what was inside ?
That is a crime punished by the law. It actually does give Jail time to anyone who does that.
People are so much completely brainwashed that no one even thinks about the obvious ...
The problem is Obvious! Those operators are snooping at Private data!
And privacy is not only a Right but a Fundamental Constitutional Freedom !
No laws are being broken.
The Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Once you sign the contractual agreement, you waive your rights in regards to data privacy. The "seizures" are no longer unwarrented or unreasonable, you said "ok". And, someone correct me if Im off here as I hold no law degree, but I dont believe the IV Amendment applies here. Not to mention there is no mention of privacy in the US Constitution. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
Originally Posted by tiger187126
Originally Posted by Celeras
Wow, is this article for real?
They read contact back and text messaging for file sharing services, so you can share/sync directly through these features.
They access GPS so you can POST YOUR LOCATION. Shocking!
They access your camera so you can take a picture within the app.
They can see who calls in case you get a call whilst using the app.
I didn't read any of the comments, but I would hope people aren't as stupid as this author.
yeah, basically they're taking the functions of the apps (i.e. flickr has access to your camera app so you can upload pictures) and twisting it into "flickr is looking at your pictures and sending them to the government"
and this isn't in the elusive "EULA" it's on the app download screen, it says here's what this app can access.
if you don't like it then don't install.
and if you're concerned about privacy, don't own a phone/computer. everything you send over the airwaves or through a wire can be stolen/monitored so privacy people shouldn't be affected by something as risky as a smartphone.
Ok, so Flickr accesses your phone so you can upload pictures...sure,that makes sense. How does Facebook reading your text messages make sense?
Just throwing my
in while the First Amendment still exists.