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How do you know they are "odd"?

um, they use Apple products?

Oh...good to be "odd" then, I guess...better than trolling anyway ;-)

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Theres nothing wrong in being odd. Normal is for sheeps.

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Not sure how you do that.  My wife has google docs from her work place that require java, netflix likewise requires it.  Do you have a work around that allows technically uninformed users to use the web and not have Java?

 

Dude, she uses google docs and you're worried about potential leaked UDID?

 

How "technically uninformed users should use the web":

 

1) Turn off Java

2) Stop using Google Docs

 

There are a ton of other useful steps, but these are directly related to your question.

 

Seriously, how do you think all these agencies get this kind of data?  They don't have to steal it (although they can), rather, they can easily get it from commercial companies that troll for personal data by making cool, tempting-to-use, "free" services available to (mostly) ignorant people around the world.  They could have easily picked up 12M UDIDs from any of a number of apps.  Heck, they could have written their own cool little game under the developer name of John Smith, made a neat little one page web site that looks like an indie developer site, and put it out in the hands of millions of users, gathering every bit of personal data on millions of iPhone/Android devices.  I have no inside information, just using common sense.

 

Everyone needs to consider what happens when you use a non-firewalled device that's constantly connected to the internet and contains personal information.  Yes, iOS devices are better protected than others, but if you haven't jailbroken your device and taken protective measures, there is really no data that's safe on your device.

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