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Originally Posted by qwertymac93;13255093 
worriedsmiley.gif I wouldn't have a problem with this, IF it could be turned off easily.

How hard is it to turn the phone off? I'll admit I've never had to power down an iPhone, but it's really not that complicated on an Android. You still have the power of choice. You're not being forced to use anything that's tracking you...yet
    
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I think its funny all the issues people have with privacy with all these wonderful little digital devices people use daily. tongue.gif

The OP (article) makes a point but the information contained and tracked could definitely be used for malicious means by someone who knows how to use the information to their advantage...
    
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im not saying that certain Privacy settings are good but some people get way to defensive about privacy, I mean who cares if google knows some places where u go and what websites you go on. if your not doing anything illegal or "shady" then why does it matter
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post #34 of 140
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Originally Posted by Coma;13255243 
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.

The fact that these files exist for what ever reason bothers me,let alone that they can be accessed.
I've never understood the Apple OS is more secure than Windows logic anyway.
I remember back in '06 [IIRC],Secunia compared the flaws between Apple's OS and XP.
There was 134 holes in XP and over 2,400 in Apple's system.
Yet schoolboards,etc. are teaching kids on a system that's inherently less secure.
Why?
post #35 of 140
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Originally Posted by xMEATWADx95x;13256332 
im not saying that certain Privacy settings are good but some people get way to defensive about privacy, I mean who cares if google knows some places where u go and what websites you go on. if your not doing anything illegal or "shady" then why does it matter

Why would they need to know?
post #36 of 140
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Originally Posted by xMEATWADx95x;13256332 
im not saying that certain Privacy settings are good but some people get way to defensive about privacy, I mean who cares if google knows some places where u go and what websites you go on. if your not doing anything illegal or "shady" then why does it matter

Because "illegal and shady" can change. Just imagine if going to a website to read/discuss overclocking became illegal? We'd all be screwed.
     
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post #37 of 140
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Originally Posted by Simple_echo;13256264 
How hard is it to turn the phone off? I'll admit I've never had to power down an iPhone, but it's really not that complicated on an Android. You still have the power of choice. You're not being forced to use anything that's tracking you...yet


I don't know about you,but I bought a cell phone so people could get a hold of me when I'm not near a land line.
I didn't buy it so someone could track my whereabouts.
GPS ankle bracelets are for convicted criminals.
My cellphone should not be used the same way.
post #38 of 140
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Originally Posted by The Radius Kid;13256508 
I don't know about you,but I bought a cell phone so people could get a hold of me when I'm not near a land line.
I didn't buy it so someone could track my whereabouts.
GPS ankle bracelets are for convicted criminals.
My cellphone should not be used the same way.

Could always go back to an older phone that doesn't have GPS, like I mentioned in my first post. My main point is that everything is still a choice, we aren't wearing ankle bracelets. This stuff isn't mandated, we still have the power to boycott.
    
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Could always go back to an older phone that doesn't have GPS, like I mentioned in my first post. My main point is that everything is still a choice, we aren't wearing ankle bracelets. This stuff isn't mandated, we still have the power to boycott.

LOL. That made my day. I can't even think of the last successful boycott. People are to attached to material possessions (myself included) for that to have any teeth.

Sadly for me my old phone that didn't have GPS no longer works with my provider. They "upgraded" their network and poof mine stopped working. Miss that thing though. Not always the case but I'm pretty sure that's how businesses would first counter such a movement.
     
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Originally Posted by Simple_echo;13256565 
Could always go back to an older phone that doesn't have GPS, like I mentioned in my first post. My main point is that everything is still a choice, we aren't wearing ankle bracelets. This stuff isn't mandated, we still have the power to boycott.

Yes, you have choice. But you lose functionality which was the reason you bought the device.

It's like if there where tracking chips in the clothes we buy, we have a choice to walk around naked then. Perfectly fine. rolleyes.gif
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