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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by ForumViewer;13247391 
I'm mostly indifferent on the whole issue. I mean if I were to lose my phone, I'd be more concerned about the banking and email apps being accessed than I would about the locational data. And even then, I'd just change all my passwords and such or remotely wipe the phone.

Okay, so a random person knows where I live because he found my phone....what's he going to do now? Rob me? Kill me? What? None of that really makes sense.

The outrage over being tracked is more about the fact that it's happening at all, not the so-called negative consequences of someone finding it (in my opinion).

Wow, for the time EVER I am agreeing with you yessir.gif
I really don't get what all the fuss is about. So they can track our phones, nothing new there. And frankly, who gives a dam. It really doesn't bother me at all. but that's just me of course.
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post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337;13245935 
Is it me or did 1984 get it wrong? It's not governments we will be tracked/monitored by but corporate entities.

You're getting it wrong by thinking there is a difference anymore.
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post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by ForumViewer;13247391 
Okay, so a random person knows where I live because he found my phone....what's he going to do now? Rob me? Kill me? What? None of that really makes sense.

Just because it seems unlikely doesn't mean that it makes no sense.
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post #24 of 42
Um when you first set up your android phone they ask you if you want to be involved with googles tracking services.
Its in the main set up.
So if googles tracking you its because you let them.
Does the Iphone have a similiar option?
I dunno cause i dont use one.....
Edited by konspiracy - 4/23/11 at 9:13pm
post #25 of 42
I couldn't care less. I'm not doing anything wrong. They can sit in their offices and watch me through a satellite link for all I care.

Now when they start interfering with my normal life I'll start moaning. In the mean time, I'm going to do me.

If anyone has a problem with it, there is a very easy way to solve the issue.. get a different phone.
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post #26 of 42
It's those types of mindsets of they can watch me anytime, listen to everything I say & do. Allow any kind of surveillance on me they want. As long as I'm kept safe in my bubble, it doesn't matter. That has allowed our civil liberties to be eroded away, just a little at a time, for hundreds of years. Not so much that you'd notice at first, they just slide them in after relatively small traumatic events. So in fact, it very much does affect your normal day to day life. Want to know how much? Read up on the Patriot Act if your in the U.S.

Where has it gotten us as a whole? Show any tangible benefit from the progression. How much freedom do any of us, anywhere in the world, have left? Considering Google's prior heretofore involvement with national intelligence agency's. I'd call it even more disturbing. You say it doesn't matter. I say your setting a dangerous precedent with that mindset.

For the record. I wouldn't, nor do I, own Google or Apple phones/products. To a previous post, I don't care who does it, Google or Apple. Neither is better than the other for invading our privacy. Who do they think they are? D.H.S.?
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post #27 of 42
yet another reason to stay away from smart phones.

Just get a data card and a netbook. Use a simple phone for talking. It works better & is easier to use.
    
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post #28 of 42
Should I be glad that I'm using a dinosaur phone?
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post #29 of 42
This is news? They rip off wifi info with their street view cars, but they wouldn't collect data. This really isn't news.
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post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by super pissed;13244257 
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BREAKING NEWS!!!

Cell phone companies can triangulate your location using cell tower information within seconds!!!
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