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post #11 of 140
I don't want files on my phone or computer saying where I've been...

Sometimes all a "bad person" needs to pull off something undesirable to you is a little more information. You shouldn't make it easy for them to find this information.

Besides, you shouldn't keep sensitive information on your computer, especially if it doesn't serve a purpose.
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It is just another form of tracking or information there is on us and we didn't know about it. There is so much information out there about us and tracking us in so many different ways just by surfing the internet. I agree this may not be that harmful and can be used to benefit if applied right.

I posted about spokeo.com before. Search yourself or someone you know. Sometimes the information is wrong, sometimes it has everything on you. Phone number, address, email.
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post #13 of 140
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Originally Posted by donnybrasco View Post
I posted about spokeo.com before. Search yourself or someone you know. Sometimes the information is wrong, sometimes it has everything on you. Phone number, address, email.
There's basically nothing on there except my name. Age, gender - all empty.

That's the way I like it.
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Originally Posted by donnybrasco View Post
It is just another form of tracking or information there is on us and we didn't know about it. There is so much information out there about us and tracking us in so many different ways just by surfing the internet. I agree this may not be that harmful and can be used to benefit if applied right.

I posted about spokeo.com before. Search yourself or someone you know. Sometimes the information is wrong, sometimes it has everything on you. Phone number, address, email.
I had to try this site, and see how accurate it was. The thing thinks I haven't moved since high school, haha. Also decided to do some searches on a few friends, one was close to where he lived a couple years ago, but still not very accurate. Although this does leave me wondering if they have more accurate data when you pay them money.


As far as someone knowing where I've been, it's not that hard to shut the phone off, or leave it at home. Could even resort to getting an older phone without GPS if it bothered me that much. Although they could still track you with the more inaccurate triangular tower, whatever you call it, system.
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post #15 of 140
My thoughts exactly.
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post #16 of 140
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
then again.... I could check the file to see where my GF has actually been in the last week...
That'll just lead to a bag of poo hitting a fan on very high.. Think Positive!.
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Yeah everything is fine, go back to sleep, just let the corporate world take control of our lives one step at a time.
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Originally Posted by donnybrasco View Post
It is just another form of tracking or information there is on us and we didn't know about it. There is so much information out there about us and tracking us in so many different ways just by surfing the internet. I agree this may not be that harmful and can be used to benefit if applied right.

I posted about spokeo.com before. Search yourself or someone you know. Sometimes the information is wrong, sometimes it has everything on you. Phone number, address, email.
Either I'm not that important or I'm a great secret agent because I don't exist to that website. Then again that would mean George W. Bush is unimportant too.

Is it ironic that it only works when I allow it's cookies? And damn you google.com for already being set! If only I didn't need you to get to gmail.
     
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post #19 of 140
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
Is it ironic that it only works when I allow it's cookies? And damn you google.com for already being set! If only I didn't need you to get to gmail.
Why would it be ironic? That's how it's meant to work.
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That'll just lead to a bag of poo hitting a fan on very high.. Think Positive!.
She may be having a lesbian affair.
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