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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...
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 "Apple is not tracking the location of your phone", it may be true from a pedantic nature, but general location information about your phone was (and will continue to be...
There are inexpensive apps that do exactly what you're talking about. (Maybe even free ones, but not something I'm personally interested in, so I'm not following that closely). So go buy your iPhone! The key is that these apps are 100% opt-in. If YOU want to have your iPhone track your location and send that back to whatever servers, great. But gathering, storing and transmitting that data with no (reasonable) way to access, delete, opt-out, etc., is appalling and...
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