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Originally Posted by kga92;13256638 
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

Nudity is freedom and privacy? thinking.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337;13256678 
Nudity is freedom and privacy? thinking.gif

Point is that I don't think it's okay to have to let go of things we are attached to because of added functionality we don't want, specifically stuff that has to do with privacy.
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post #43 of 140
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337;13256636 
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.

Okay, I'll admit. I wouldn't want to give up my fancy phone very easily. I'm addicted to being able to look up random things right on the spot. biggrin.gif

I didn't think about a business forcing you to get a phone with GPS, but it makes sense that they would do something like that if money were involved.
    
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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.

I guess I have the choice of ditching my car, not paying for insurance or gas, and riding a bike 10 miles to work every day, but seriously?

Just because someone is not holding a gun to your head making you use a product doesn't mean anything.
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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.


We only have as much power as is given to us.
There are choices,but when my choice is to use a device that I feel I need vs. not using it and staying out of touch because of some glitch or spyware program built into my phone,then I take issue.
I don't recall of anyone being told this "feature" was built into the phone.'''do you?
Is there a way to remove this "feature" without screwing up the phone programming?
Does Apple say you have to keep it because of their DRM?
On a desktop this would be considered malicious coding.
On a phone...................?
post #46 of 140
Completely agree. People are seriously over reacting about this. So they track you, big deal? >_>
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Originally Posted by Miki;13257607 
Completely agree. People are seriously over reacting about this. So they track you, big deal? >_>

I know. I like being labeled "Prisoner 4891". rolleyes.gif

Seems like in the future the currency of the world will not be dollars or bills but the information you have on a person.
     
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post #48 of 140
Those are a problem, but tracking is also a problem.
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To be honest,I feel if you don't mind or actually like the idea,then that's fine.
However if you don't want it,you shouldn't be forced to keep it.
You should be told it's there when you shop for/buy the phone,not find out later,after the fact.
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn;13255341 
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.

Interesting. In that case there is really no legitimate purpose for having this 'feature'.
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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

A) You can be framed.
B) Well, let's assume that you don't do anything illegal or 'shady'. Please post all your information including name, address, SIN etc. I mean, you probably have nothing to hide right, if you are not doing anything illegal?
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