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Windows 7: Apple tracking users movments

21 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Apple tracking users movments

See Link:

BBC News - iPhone tracks users' movements

What are your thoughts on this?? Ive discussed with several people I work with and the thoughts are mixed, some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered by police forces anyway while other are angry that it potentially means if your phone is stolen it is possible to get details about all aspects of your life by your movements???

Thoughts??
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21 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If your phone is stolen, then you may be able to find out where it went.
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21 Apr 2011   #3

Micro$oft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Jailbreak your iphone, then "opt out".
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21 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Why am i not surprised.

And i will agree, yes it could be a way of finding you phone if stolen, if Apple even make easy to see this data but it could also be used by a phone thief to track down a person's home if someone knows how to rip this data from the phone.

Lose your iphone early in the day and come home to a empty house, hmm.. nice.

No thanks, another reason for me to stay clear of Apple.

Lucky
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21 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Hence why I kept with my old (basic) Nokia phone. This is just another example of why smart phones are more trouble than they're worth :/

The more complex the phone, the easier it is to hide "features" like this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by St4vr0s View Post
See Link:

BBC News - iPhone tracks users' movements

What are your thoughts on this?? Ive discussed with several people I work with and the thoughts are mixed, some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered by police forces anyway while other are angry that it potentially means if your phone is stolen it is possible to get details about all aspects of your life by your movements???

Thoughts??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fayla View Post
Hence why I kept with my old (basic) Nokia phone. This is just another example of why smart phones are more trouble than they're worth :/

The more complex the phone, the easier it is to hide "features" like this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by St4vr0s View Post
See Link:

BBC News - iPhone tracks users' movements

What are your thoughts on this?? Ive discussed with several people I work with and the thoughts are mixed, some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered by police forces anyway while other are angry that it potentially means if your phone is stolen it is possible to get details about all aspects of your life by your movements???

Thoughts??
This is true, but thats why you get a smartphone you can hack and rewrite, android for instance that way, you know exactly whats in your phone and what it does.

Lucky
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21 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

You know though, only the most tech savvy will ever do that. Big companies know this and embed hidden "features" for this exact reason, they even make their warranties forbid modification to stop those smarter users'. So even if you were tech-savvy, you'd be breaking the terms of your contract with your cellular provider by modifying your phone.

This line interested me the most: "...some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered..."

While one piece of stored information about you may seem insignificant. Add it together with what search engines, your ISP, companies you rent from, web sites you use (facebook, myspace, such), advertisers, government, phone applications, cellular provider, et cetera know about you and your habits. Pull all of this information together and you end up with a rather uncomfortable image. Where does one draw the line and say "I want some control over my personal information?"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fayla View Post
Hence why I kept with my old (basic) Nokia phone. This is just another example of why smart phones are more trouble than they're worth :/

The more complex the phone, the easier it is to hide "features" like this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by St4vr0s View Post
See Link:

BBC News - iPhone tracks users' movements

What are your thoughts on this?? Ive discussed with several people I work with and the thoughts are mixed, some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered by police forces anyway while other are angry that it potentially means if your phone is stolen it is possible to get details about all aspects of your life by your movements???

Thoughts??
This is true, but thats why you get a smartphone you can hack and rewrite, android for instance that way, you know exactly whats in your phone and what it does.

Lucky
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21 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 32 bit
 
 

from techspot

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21 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I got a new (Verizon) iPhone4 and after spending over two hours on the phone with Verizon tech support getting it activated and then downloading my backed up Verizon phone book the unit automatically took all my Outlook 2003 address book (including old deleted entries) and loaded them into the iPhone4. That I didn't want but the Verizon tech told me that was the way it worked and nothing I could do about it (more of Apple knows what I want). That was the end of the iPhone4 - I returned it and got a Samson "Fascinate" (Galaxy 5) Android and it works well.
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26 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 



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