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Originally Posted by error10;13278463 
True. But that doesn't mean that this is simply not a concern at all.

You can talk to me further after you've had six federal agents on your front porch on an obvious fishing expedition. tongue.gif
it's not a concern at all. even IF your phone didn't have location service, you could still be watched other ways. NSA has been tracking people via satellite for years. but they're not after a couple of local starbucks iphone users.
 
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it's not a concern at all. even IF your phone didn't have location service, you could still be watched other ways. NSA has been tracking people via satellite for years. but they're not after a couple of local starbucks iphone users.

Wait until this happens to you. Then you might have a bit more desire for privacy.
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Originally Posted by error10;13284741 
Wait until this happens to you. Then you might have a bit more desire for privacy.
wait until what? i become a map of complete irrelevance?
 
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Originally Posted by svtfmook;13286435 
wait until what? i become a map of complete irrelevance?

Troll ignored.
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Originally Posted by error10;13286813 
Troll ignored.

It seems you are trolling with suspect "evidence" to me.
    
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It seems you are trolling with suspect "evidence" to me.

Huh? What exactly is "suspect"?
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He's saying the web page is suspect for even being real.

And this does kinda worry me. Worries me about what the government is capable of.
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post #18 of 30
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Huh? What exactly is "suspect"?
well, the map points out botched swat and police raids. which has nothing to do with cell phone tracking. it's basically the police breaking down the wrong door. this has no relevance to the subject at hand.

not to mention these "incidents", equal less than .00001% of the US population. meaning you have more of a chance of winning the lottery then you do having the police wrongly knocking down your door.

again, the government has the ability to track you, with or without agprs. they can collect this info without having to "purchase" it from google or apple (another fact that discredits the entire arguement of the government watching you). this is the side effect you live with when you demand complete and total safety out of the government. it's a matter of national security. the government has no interest, nor cares about what you're downloading on your mobile device.
 
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Originally Posted by svtfmook;13264261 
wow, people are really reading the location service in the wrong way.

first of all, ios has had this since the first iphone release. it's not "tracking you" in a malicious way. it's cellular triangulation to get a generalized position on your phone so when you google search "pizza hut", it knows where to search.

second, if you don't like it, Settings > Location and Security > uncheck wireless location services

third, why would anyone believe such nonsense that posted like this? think about how many smartphones are out there. then, think about how much effort would go into tracking each and every one of them. logging, tagging, researching. to even think that the government is tracking your movement via smartphone, is some serious tin foil on the head thinking. plus, why would the government purchase information from google/apple that they could already easily access through warrants for free?

fourth, the article posted about michigan police searching smartphones, is about police using phone information as evidence in a court of law. which, in my opinion, is extremely helpful and i welcome it. if some d-bag with an iphone runs some little kid over, then takes off, and the information on his phone could be used to put him behind bars, yeah, good job. the "cellbrite" system can read latest text messaging send/receive times. that way, IF you're breaking the law (texting while driving), and they find that you have been texting recently, the officer can then ask to view your text messages to verify if you have been texting while driving. it doesn't record or store data, or even display the message itself. just what time the last message was sent.

fifth, all cell phones have had cell tracking service since about 1999, it's called agprs. so it's not just smartphones that have the ability to be tracked, it's any cell phone.

final thought, if everyone wasn't so caught up in tin foil hat conspiracy thoughts in regards to location services on smartphones, they just might be able to figure out how they are becoming slaves in another way. paying to market for apple. the data that apple collects on you is used for marketing. not only did you pay for them to make more money off of you, but you payed a heafty premium.

sure the government has the ability to track you. but seriously, why would they?

I love my location based services on my smartphone. What I have a problem with is that the phone actually stores a log of your location. What purpose could saving the information possibly serve other than to breach someone's privacy? As someone else said in another thread about this same topic, "I could just go check my girlfriend's iPhone to see where she's been..."
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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan;13291335 
I love my location based services on my smartphone. What I have a problem with is that the phone actually stores a log of your location. What purpose could saving the information possibly serve other than to breach someone's privacy? As someone else said in another thread about this same topic, "I could just go check my girlfriend's iPhone to see where she's been..."
iphone uses the information for marketing demographics. this is why i say those with iphones should be a little more upset about providing free advertising and marketing data to apple, infact, you paid a hefty price to do so.

android, as far as i know, does not actually log the info. atelaset, with modifying and creating several android rom over the past few years on a few different devices, i haven't come across any suspect log files that contained any geographic location.

plus, we all know that apple is famous for when they are in a pickle, they make things up about competitors to try to aleviate the negative attention from themselves [see iphone 4 antena issues]. so i wouldn't put it past apple starting blogs and rumor mills that android devices track your position as well.
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