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post #21 of 140
One step closer to a complete and utter lack of privacy, and (almost)nobody cared. our basic rights slowly being striped, and everyone goes "meh, what's different?"

I wouldn't have a problem with this, IF it could be turned off easily.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 4/24/11 at 11:37am
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What could possibly go wrong with someone knowing all my movements and habits? Sounds like a great setup to determine the best time to rob my house to me.
Yeh I was about to say the same thing.
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post #23 of 140
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Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post
One step closer to a complete and utter lack of privacy, and (almost)nobody cared. our basic rights slowly being striped, and everyone goes "meh, what's different?"

I wouldn't have a problem with this, IF it could be turned off easily.
Exactly.
RFID chips in your credit,bank and Gov't ID cards along with a phone that rats you out?
I'm thinking certain people could access the info without even touching the thing [remotely].
post #24 of 140
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I'm thinking certain people could access the info without even touching the thing [remotely].
Forget "legitimate" access. What if someone illegitimately accessed your phone or computer, remotely? This is another sizable piece of information they have.

I'm not sure what world you guys are living in where your location history for god knows how long is insignificant information.

Nobody really cares where you've been. Until somebody does. And guess what? When someone finally cares where you've been, they probably mean to use that information to do things you won't like.
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post #25 of 140
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then again.... I could check the file to see where my GF has actually been in the last week...
No, you could check a file to see where your GF's phone had been in the last week....

Believe it or not phone tracking, by use of transmitter location, was used in the defence of a murder case in the UK not too long ago, which my sister reviewed as a sample case during her law degree. Turns out that the guy was already under surveillance and one of the methods being used was tracking his phone. The evidence was tossed by the judge as he said it only showed where the phone was, not the defendant.

On topic:

It is true that this information is very much secondary to passwords and so on in the event of your phone being stolen, however it is present even when your phone hasn't been stolen. That would be what I would object to.

I still don't want my location to be tracked as a matter of course, no matter who is reviewing it. Someone might find out how boring my life is...
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I'm not entirely thrilled about the way this had to come out, still...

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It's illuminati guys new world oder!!!!!!!!!
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then again.... I could check the file to see where my GF has actually been in the last week...
Exactly. It's called privacy.

What purpose does any log of where I've been on my cell phone serve?
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post #29 of 140
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then again.... I could check the file to see where my GF has actually been in the last week...
ouch
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post #30 of 140
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Exactly. It's called privacy.

What purpose does any log of where I've been on my cell phone serve?
Bingo. It's not a question of if the info is harmful or not, but is it necessary? Absolutely not. Are they paying me a small percentage of the ad revenues that my info allows them to make? No.

It's about gredd, simple as that. There's no reason they need this info at all, and no reason it shouldn't be optional (and off by default). There is simply no reason for this feature to exist, but it does, and they make billions from it.
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