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Also, for those of you worried, it seems there's a package in Cydia called "untrackerd" that just does that: cleaning the consolidated.db file automatically.

But maybe you shouldn't: they'll find you anyway
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It isn't an issue of the big bad government coming to snatch you up.

I'm positive I can think of devious ways to exploit this information now that I know I can access it on someone's computer. And I'm not even that devious of a person. Personal information needs to be handled with care, not willy nilly exported here and there without consent or notification.

Not even mentioning that there is what I perceive to be ZERO reasoning behind the data gathering.
Edited by _02 - 4/21/11 at 6:36am
    
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It isn't an issue of the big bad government coming to snatch you up.

I'm positive I can think of devious ways to exploit this information now that I know I can access it on someone's computer. And I'm not even that devious of a person. Personal information needs to be handled with care, not willy nilly exported here and there without consent or notification.

Not even mentioning that there is what I perceive to be ZERO reasoning behind the data gathering.
It could be used for a social engineering attack. You could track a company employee and use this info to pose as him through email to gain access to a system. It IS a huge security hole, but I think more for corporations then individuals.
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It isn't an issue of the big bad government coming to snatch you up.

I'm positive I can think of devious ways to exploit this information now that I know I can access it on someone's computer. And I'm not even that devious of a person. Personal information needs to be handled with care, not willy nilly exported here and there without consent or notification.

Not even mentioning that there is what I perceive to be ZERO reasoning behind the data gathering.
The reason is this,Apple is mining your data for it's own advertising purposes.That is partly how they've managed to be so effective with their campaigns.I smell a class-action.
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...Tabs%3Darticle

"Apple gathers the data to help build a "database with known location information," the letter says. "This information is batched and then encrypted and transmitted to Apple over a Wi-Fi Internet connection every twelve hours (or later if the device does not have Wi-Fi Internet access at that time)," the company wrote in the July letter to Congress"

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Also, for those of you worried, it seems there's a package in Cydia called "untrackerd" that just does that: cleaning the consolidated.db file automatically.

But maybe you shouldn't: they'll find you anyway
Yes I'm worried about Apple doing something with it or someone getting access to it on my laptop or phone and I'm going to download an App that specifically looks for it and supposedly only deletes it.

I will just Encrypt my Backups and be done with it.
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post #67 of 86
At the very least Apple should be transparent, but harvesting info like this is not nice
and then put it under the guise of, well you agreed to the(set as default)
rules

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That's great.

There are others that having nothing to hide, but do care. That argument is invalid.
Please point out where it matters? Any of you. People are more ticked off on the fact that it is, apparently, happening. The fact that it makes absolutely no difference is somewhere lost in the endless conspiracy theories and people thinking their privacy is even real.
    
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Don't worry guys, you get tracked with your Android phone too:

http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/04...tion-data-too/
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Dam...double barrel post
Edited by quakermaas - 4/22/11 at 12:33am
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