Originally Posted by nvidia2008
Privacy is important.
Personally though, unless I'm a secret agent or cheating on my girlfriend/ boyfriend/ spouse who cares where I've been?
The question is, how much do you cherish your privacy if you have unfettered access to your PC’s user account where this file is stored? How much do you cherish it if you still back up your iPhone data unencrypted? How is this data worse in the hands of someone who stole your phone than the data of your emails, contact, safari history, calendar, and all other info for apps?
I’d like an answer from Apple now that it’s out there and because their cache file seems to store more info than the other mobile OSes, but I’m expecting any such response to be underwhelming and this issue will fizzle out before the weekend is up.
There are all these "social" apps (which I still don't "get", BTW) where you report, along with Twitter, everywhere you're going and everything you're doing!
Now at home.
Later at work.
Then to the mall.
Maybe to a club at night (Oh noes! No, it's not a strip club, even then, so what)
Then back home.
Maybe I don't see my life as that exciting that I need to update everyone all the time where I'm going, where I've "checked into" and all that nonsense.
Maybe I'm getting old.
Facebook and Twitter can be used for a lot more than that. I mostly use Twitter as a replacement to many RSS feeds and Google News emails I used to receive.
I also use it like an Im group chat among my friends on Twitter. I post links to articles I find interesting, either to everyone or specifically to a person. Things that don’t require much text.
I also have Facebook for staying connected to family members. These are people I don’t have much in common with to chat with on a regular basis over the phone and can’t see in person easily. I get to see pictures and here something interesting that keeps me up to speed with what’s going on while allowing myself to read, or comment, at my leisure and keeping them from having to personally contact everyone on the list.
I first made the mistake of having Facebook with friends and my siblings, all of which share common interests. But even is wide spread and I don’t interact with all groups of friends the same way. They I reluctantly agreed to allow other family members. Then my mother finally wanted to be my buddy on Facebook. I didn’t want to explain to my mom what this inside joke meant from a friend… so I closed it out and created a new one just for family.
Pros and cons.
In the meantime, I'll go back to worrying about Google.
Google has every single email I’ve sent and received since the service opened. Just sayin’.