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Stupid fanboys, this is also happening on Andriod, now if they OP was't so baised he would only use an article that mentions Apple.


Before you install any Android app you get a little confirmation screen that lists all of the services it has access to, and what they are for, so if your new comic book app starts asking for your fine location via GPS and access to your email and calendar events then you know something is up.
    
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I can tell you my android powered EVO bugs the crap out of me EVERY time I install a new program SO I know that these apps can track my phones GPS - you cant miss it.

In fact I wish there was just a universal: check this box if every app can track you and spy on you from your camera. I feel since I have switched to a new smart phone I have no expectation of privacy from apps/ phone overlords.

This notice should be part of the install process for apple apps also, I think the outcome of this lawsuit might make apps warn you about tracking- I seriously doubt anyone will get rich off of it OR apple will lose money.
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I can tell you my android powered EVO bugs the crap out of me EVERY time I install a new program SO I know that these apps can track my phones GPS - you cant miss it.

In fact I wish there was just a universal: check this box if every app can track you and spy on you from your camera. I feel since I have switched to a new smart phone I have no expectation of privacy from apps/ phone overlords.

This notice should be part of the install process for apple apps also, I think the outcome of this lawsuit might make apps warn you about tracking- I seriously doubt anyone will get rich off of it OR apple will lose money.
Yeah thats a great idea, a tickbox to get rid of apps that could potentially track you. I very much doubt it would happen even though 90% of users like me and you would welcome it!
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I swear they think they're the king and can do whatever they want like produce stuff they sell at really high prices. A laptop over $1000? That's ridiculous.
Not sure if serious... Tons of companies have laptops well over $1000...
    
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I hate apple and their issues with being control freaks. but, Im getting worried about google too, now that they are basically taking over EVERYTHING.
Google's To-do list:
-search engine check
-email check
-phones check
-cloud check
-chrome os check
-tv check
-servers that contain world's info check?
-use all above to blackmail and takeover government pending...
-???
-world domination
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If you feel this way about Apple and the iPhone then simply don't buy it, they arent forcing you to. Theres a lot of great alternatives..
This is why I do not own anything from Apple. Over-priced iCrap IMO. I don't even have itunes, and it's free! Anything that Steve Jobs does is for the money, nothing else.
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This is why I do not own anything from Apple. Over-priced iCrap IMO. I don't even have itunes, and it's useless! Anything that Steve Jobs does is for the money, nothing else.
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Google FTW. Screw you apple.
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So? Just because google does not monitor their appstore does not mean they have 0% liability for what happens, they still have authority and they should protect their users too. At least Apple does not go around cities intenionally stealing peoples private data.. http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...llected-e.html

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Google indeed does have 0% liability. Is Microsoft responsible for making sure programs used in Windows environments don't collect data and sell it to marketers? No. Apple is in trouble because they actually monitored these apps, knew about this issue, and didn't do anything. Also, arguing that Google intentionally collected data but Apple doesn't is pretty freaking stupid at this point. Apple is being sued for knowingly allowing other companies to intentionally collect and redistribute people's private data.
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Stupid fanboys, this is also happening on Andriod, now if they OP was't so baised he would only use an article that mentions Apple.
At least with Android, you can choose what you want to install, and it is buyer beware. With Apple, it's all about them controlling what you can and can not do - and you can only get the software from their iTunes, urr, App Store, so it is up to them to make sure everything is 100%.
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