Location tracking probe expands despite 2001 FCC law requiring all phones track users

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  • Reply 141 of 145
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,087member
    Nope. Far from ignoring it, your latest post supports my original statement. The attitude of Apple fans swung to "evil and unethical Google" because of the rumored Steve Jobs stabbed in the back" story. All was fine with the Apple followers until then and probably still would be if they hadn't had a falling out.



    The attitudes have less to do with Google and more to do with "Steve's pissed at them" so you should be too.
  • Reply 142 of 145
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,508member
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    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Nope. Far from ignoring it, your latest post supports my original statement. The attitude of Apple fans swung to "evil and unethical Google" because of the rumored Steve Jobs stabbed in the back" story. All was fine with the Apple followers until then and probably still would be if they hadn't had a falling out.



    The attitudes have less to do with Google and more to do with "Steve's pissed at them" so you should be too.



    You really are stretching your unsupportable position with commentary that misses the point, and simply doesn't understand the issue. I don't know if you are deliberately twisting what I say to meet your own desires, or you really have no idea of what I'm saying.
  • Reply 143 of 145
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,087member
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    But from what Google ended up doing to Apple, in the underhanded way they did, we can see the way Schmitt thinks. apple got rid of him in the end, which shows that they lost any trust for him that they had in the beginning. That should show you their thoughts on the matter, though I suspect that you will ignore it.



    That's not cherry-picked Mel.



    Your post is just another example of where the whole problem with Google started as far as AI and Apple fans are concerned.



    Going by what you'd like to believe, they were "Good Google" when they were working with Apple, but then became "Evil Google" after that, and extremely dangerous. But not dangerous when they were on stage together with Apple just a couple years back, because we all "just know" that's not Apple.
  • Reply 144 of 145
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,508member
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    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    That's not cherry-picked Mel.



    Your post is just another example of where the whole problem with Google started as far as AI and Apple fans are concerned.



    Going by what you'd like to believe, they were "Good Google" when they were working with Apple, but then became "Evil Google" after that, and extremely dangerous. But not dangerous when they were on stage together with Apple just a couple years back, because we all "just know" that's not Apple.



    As with the rest of your posts here, you've gotten it backwards.
  • Reply 145 of 145
    blah64blah64 Posts: 993member
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    The laws regarding privacy are still being worked out as regards the kinds of data we use today. Until the courts and Congress decide what can and can't be done, much of this may be unethical, even immoral, but not illegal. Unless and until it becomes so, all we can do is wave our fingers at them and say; shame.



    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 privately, without a user's direct acknowledgement (and understanding) can change at any time, and it's not illegal. Privacy laws need to be updated, and it needs to happen soon.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Nope. Far from ignoring it, your latest post supports my original statement. The attitude of Apple fans swung to "evil and unethical Google" because of the rumored Steve Jobs stabbed in the back" story. All was fine with the Apple followers until then and probably still would be if they hadn't had a falling out.



    The attitudes have less to do with Google and more to do with "Steve's pissed at them" so you should be too.



    I think there's a lot of this in the public at large, but in my own case, personally, not at all. As soon as I saw how powerful Google was getting with their fingers in so many different aspects of people's lives, I started pulling out of their "conveniences". It's not that Google is evil, it's that they are incredibly dangerous, being in control of that much personal information.
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