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I have a question that I still don't think I've seen answered (although I may have missed it among the many hundreds of comments I have read on this topic). We know now that the data stored in this particular file that grabbed the media's attention is not your phone's specific location, but other locatable devices in the vicinity. And the size of the vicinity ranges widely, dependent on where you are, from very tight to many miles. And the data comes from Apple, from...
Nooooooooo!! That would be a deal-killer for me. No activated software, no how, no way. Ever. CS2 was the end of the road for me, and unless/until Adobe changes their tune on that, it's the last $ they'll ever get from me. I'll continue to use it until it doesn't run on my hardware and then switch to one of the (somewhat less-capable) competitors. Fortunately, my needs are not so sophisticated as to absolutely require Adobe tools. Don't even get me started on...
Yup. Right next to his "Hey, it's not a big deal" button. ;-)
Enjoy it while you can, kiddo! I guarantee it won't be like that forever. 40 may (or may not) seem like a long time off for you, but it'll come before you're ready for it!
Would anyone ever actually want to be tracked by a 3rd party? i.e. not your friends, but a company gathering "anonymous" data. When you use an app that you selected and purchased for a specific purpose, like recording your position on a hike, that's far different from being tracked at all times, or random times, by an invisible background app. Also, remember, being tracked is NOT the same as being located. I think most people would generally like to be locatable for the...
If only everyone used Little Snitch, people would be so much more aware of how much crap various vendors are doing behind their backs. I hope you simply clicked "Forever" and "Deny". And then I hope you quickly did the same with with www. google-analytics.com, ssl.google-analytics.com and anything that has "doubleclick.net" in it! Little Snitch is a huge comfort when cruising the net, and makes the contrast of having almost zero control over what's being sent out of...
This is a fascinating back-to-back couple comments, to me. I was completely on-board with solipsism's comment as I read it, and in fact I wrote something very similar just a few posts prior. But Gatorguy's comment is logical, and gave me pause. Why is that? After thinking about it for a few minutes, I still feel like Apple's model is less invasive. The difference to me is that I can use most of Apples products without passing along any personal profiling information,...
You know what they say: Trust, but Verify! ;-) I do believe the .db file comes from Apple, and I do believe them if they say the info we send to them is encrypted. But it's not really anonymous, because they know where it's coming from. It's like if I emailed you some "anonymized" data about myself. The data might be clean, but all you have to do is look at the email headers to know it's me! If you have a diligent data gathering process, you'll scoop that data out and...
You're premature, the fix hasn't been pushed out the the public yet. ;-)
(Posted in the other iOS location snafu thread since I was replying to specific posts there, but probably belongs here, as it's regarding info from this post today) Overall, I was pretty pleased to see Apple's official response today. It took a little longer than I think many people would have liked, but it's generally plausible, and I still feel that Apple is generally one of the "good guys" in the realm of privacy. Minor issues pointed out here: When they say that...
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