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Of course they can! A traditional application has access to most of the data on your computer, so if it knows where to look, it can grab whatever it wants. Heck, it can do a lengthy search, for that matter, just to see what's there. The difference is that on a traditional OS, we are in control. We can put whatever tools we want on our computer to monitor and/or stop such behavior. In fact, everyone who owns a Mac should be running Little Snitch. Seriously. If people...
Why isn't everyone bent out of shape over this one?! I don't think Apple intentionally did this, but it's got to get patched up. It's simple: make it optional, just like location. If there's a specific need for an app to have access to a UUID or certain information, just ask. If I want to grant access, fine, but it should not be available to any random developer from whom I happen to try an app. And add an "enable for all apps" and a "disable for all apps" and you're...
Ditto. Glad to see that we comprise 50% of the market. I completely stopped subscribing to magazines many years ago after I realized they were selling my personal info to other marketers. Didn't they? It all depends on how it's portrayed. Imagine if the title of the article was: "Publishers Furious Over Losing 50% of Their Demographic Data", and they self-reported a doomsday scenario where they would all be out of business within 5-7 years. Seriously, 50% is literally...
Thank you! At least someone finally acknowledges it!And this is where we really don't know the implementation details, because they are behind Apple's closed walls. We can speculate, and we can look at the data being passed back, but I believe that could all be correlated on the back end if they chose to do so. I'm not saying they do that, but it's possible. Sadly, here's where I think the laws need to be updated, to ensure that companies do the right thing. Also, even...
Yes! I'd lost track of this thread, but this is exactly true. And even as far as the iPhone "tracking" issues, until the laws are updated, we are at the mercy of these companies' word not to change their mind or mislead the public. I believe Apple is one of the "good guys" and they (generally) tell the truth about what happens behind their closed walls. But that's now, today, and things can change. Management changes, times change. Data that's transmitted to Apple...
You DO have reflections on your screen, and the main point that I wish people would stop contradicting. From your comments here, I gather that don't care about them, and that's fair enough, but they are most certainly there. Smooth glass is reflective, and nothing anyone here on the forum can say changes that fact. If you sit in front of your computer and look for the reflections you will see them unless your environment is picture-perfect and your head never moves. ...
I have a better idea. How about: Can some mod take all the bullshit anti-matte screen posts and dump them into a jerk thread where they can whither and die? Guess what? This IS about today's announcement. Some of us held out hopes (albeit very small) that we might actually be able to buy a desktop machine from Apple at some point, but looks like that's not the case again for 2011. And it's apparently an important issue to a lot of people, regardless of your opinion. ...
Okay, this is a good start. Stuff to think about anyway. So if I understand what you're saying, I agree it doesn't make sense at "initialization" time, since that's part of the issue, i.e. how can we get location information faster, and that would slow things down. But if GPS isn't correlated at some point (like once the GPS does lock in), then how does location information for the various towers and access points ever make it into Apple's database? Do cell towers know...
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...
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