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What a bunch of BS. I have no interest in having my whereabouts tracked by anyone online, and that includes Apple. The carriers have that data because they're required to by law, but that's it. Are there special cases where it might be worthwhile? Sure, alzheimers folks; maybe some kids/teens if they're not perfectly trustworthy, I guess. Probably others as well. But not the general population. As CEOStevie says:I feel sad for you and any significant other of yours,...
Totally agree with AIaddict. I have no interest in either the hassle or cost of various data plans when WiFi suits my needs 98% of the time. And I'm decades away from being a "kiddie".
If she's fully aware and approving, I'd suggest looking in my pocket for a banana instead. Oh wait, you said pocketBOOK. Missed that part.
Yeah, that's why I said "most people", which probably read a little funny without context, so I'll explain. Unless the process has changed, it was rather tricky to create an account with a gift card without attaching it to a credit card. I asked at our local Apple store, and the sales person didn't think it was possible. But after I persisted they asked another sales person. That person also didn't think it was possible, but eventually they asked a store guru, who said...
IIRC, Apple explicitly said that would not be the case, although they've changed their minds many, many times over the years!My worry isn't that Apple will actually make it mandatory, but that it could become a "defacto requirement" merely by enough developers switching to this model without providing any other alternative way to purchase/install apps. One problem (among others): this would preclude most people from ever buying software without using a credit card and...
This is a good question, and anyone with Little Snitch (or equivalent) should be able to easily give some insights. Has any Little Snitch user rented one of these special videos?BTW, I have no affiliation with the Snitch developers, but after using the utility for the past year or so I can't imagine ever using any computer without it again.
I love stupid comments like this. No one has access to these kind of statistics outside the developer(s), and I'm sure you know that. I use Little Snitch and at least a couple friends (that I know of) use it as well. We desperately need an (official) app like this for iPhone/iPodTouch. I know there are options available through "back channels", but maybe we need some kind of petition for this... I would not dream of using a computer hooked up to the net without Little...
Fine, we can see the context from which you're views are derived. However, rather than base your claims on your own (very limited) access to this kind of data, look around and see what's happening in the bigger world. I can only assume you didn't actually read the WSJ and subsequent articles. This data IS being harvested, aggregated, disaggregated, and much of it sold. No matter whether you believe it or not. There are many lawsuits in-progress. Damages are difficult...
it looks like you're just trolling here, so i'll make a quick pass here and be done. either that or you're a shill for google, rapleaf, bluekai or one of those perilously-close-to-criminal companies.stuff here quoted for truth.anonymouse was talking about online advertising companies, however, you responded with:attempting to change the topic to iOS apps. maybe since you knew you were fundamentally wrong trying to deny the fact that online marketing companies are...
I guess we should be in awe of your lack of Google skills. The WSJ alone has an entire series on the matter, as pointed out above. It's obvious you didn't really look, this stuff is commonly-known unless you live under a rock. Sorry Anonymouse, I was out most of the day, I'm surprised more people didn't join the conversation to point out the gross ignorance of those arguing against you. alandail: RapLeaf was all over the news a while back, here's just a couple links...
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