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 "Time saver"?  To me, that feels like you spent extra time doing something you didn't need to do at all.  My method?  I simply note what time it is, as or before I get out of the car.  Zero seconds taken, and the added benefit of engaging my brain!   Are we really to the point in human evolution where we need to rely on phones and centralized services to remember when our parking expires?  Seriously, this is much bigger than parking meters, it feels like just one of many...
 So sad, but true.  Most people are indeed stupid enough to think that it'll never happen to them. You may not be able to give people common sense, but you can change people's behavior -- at least around the edges.  I've spent the better part of the last decade "educating" people (and lots of young people) about this stuff.  The results vary a lot, but almost everyone I've spent appreciable time around has reduced their digital/online footprint to some extent.  Anything...
 iWallet sounds way too much like google's service. Maybe iPay?  Short and sweet.
 The issue is indeed confusion between public and private.  What people don't understand, and why we keep seeing stuff like this and will likely continue to see stuff like this in the future, is that as soon as any pictures or video leave your control, they are no longer private!  It's as simple as that! Combine that with the fact that people don't understand when you take a picture or video with a cell phone (or rather, any internet-connected device), it may not even be...
  ^ This. ^ Apple could get a tiny tick of incremental revenue, but they might even choose to skip that part, because more importantly they'll get tons of iPhone sales (upgrades).  Depending on specifics, this could be very appealing to the existing hundreds of millions of users of older iPhones.  You know, everyone who has been waiting for some significant reason to upgrade. Think about Samsung and other manufacturers that don't own their entire ecosystem.  How will their...
 LOL!  
 Bingo!  At least someone here knows Pearson. If there are any ethics violations to be found, Pearson should be at the head of the list of all suspects.  They use all manner of pressure, subterfuge and political shenanigans to weasel their way into school district pocketbooks.   And to a pet peeve of my own, they weasel their way into children's personal information as well: Pearson's Creepy Vision For the Future of Education Confirms ... Seriously, if you have kids, read...
 Oh, and if there's one thing everyone should be concerned with regarding data mining, it's location tracking.  If you think about what kind of data could be easily abused in bad ways, knowing your travel patterns is near the top of the list!  The thing is, there are many different ways this kind of data can be built, but I'm not going down that path today, have other stuff I need to do.
Okay, fine, sort of. You said: "some basic biometrics being recorded by an Apple device that then gets stored in your iPhone's Health app and synced with iCloud", and then followed that with "I really can't wait until my iPhone tells me I should make an appointment with my primary care physician in much the same way my car has a service engine light; and then when i go in there he'll have a synopsis of the information of my biometrics..."So technically, they weren't in...
 I wish everyone would stop focusing on ads.  Whether or not we see ads is irrelevant to the issues surrounding personal privacy.  I don't care if Google showed me targeted (NOT personalized) ads on every page I ever read, online and offline.  What matters, and what is borderline immoral, is the data collection that makes them more efficient at their delivery. Ads are transient.  They're not damaging, other than they may distract you momentarily from your reading. Data...
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