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06-22-2010, 11:43 AM #1
Apple Knows (and Tells) Where You Are
Though Apple says the data is all “collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you,” there is no way of opting out of having your location data collected: by clicking OK on Terms and Conditions when you install Apple software, you are explicitly giving Apple the right to let its partners know where you are and where you've been. I've also asked Apple if turning off Location Services (under Settings:General) will prevent any data from being collected (of course, this would also cripple Maps and any other location-aware app).
To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Apple and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.
Some location-based services offered by Apple, such as the MobileMe “Find My iPhone” feature, require your personal information for the feature to work.
06-22-2010, 11:45 AM #2
What's for lunch?
06-22-2010, 11:49 AM #3
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06-22-2010, 11:53 AM #4
Playing the Santa role I see.........
...and here I thought Jesus was the only other one who could see me during my "special" alone times.
Last edited by tremerone; 06-22-2010 at 11:57 AM.
06-22-2010, 11:57 AM #5
Well see I think the HTC incredible has weather that can update to where you are, is this something that would work like that?iPhone Firmware - 4.1
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06-22-2010, 11:59 AM #6
Everybody knows where everyone is why not apple? Please who cares well if u not a criminal or a child molester why would u care if apple knows where u go? Btw apple ill be at apple store in thursday so im giving u headsup
06-22-2010, 11:59 AM #7
I mean how cool would it be to, well still be able to open the weather app and have any weather you choose, but to have the icon animated and updated to where you currently are, where ever you may be.. idk I've thought about it and think it'd be a really cool addition to the weather app.
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06-22-2010, 12:00 PM #8
Of course they do. haha. im sure the jailbreakers and the devs will have a switch in sbsettings just like with the remote kill of an app apple liked to useHey! A Restore Never Hurts It's True!
06-22-2010, 12:16 PM #9
It's cool feature like anything else has Pros and Cons (no pun intended)
06-22-2010, 12:17 PM #10
even though this still seems like an intrusion. i can see where this would be in the long run a very convenient feature.killall Terminal
06-22-2010, 01:04 PM #11
One step closer to big brother.
06-22-2010, 01:13 PM #12
Just reading your comments is making me ROFL, seriously! Esp Tremerone! Omg voyeurism at it's best! Fwap fwap fwap
06-22-2010, 01:52 PM #13
as long as they cant remotely view my camera while I am facetime fapping with friends.
06-22-2010, 02:21 PM #14
haha maybe this is their way of preventing another gizmodo incident
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06-22-2010, 03:30 PM #15
Question about their location service, does anyone know if i lost my phone, it will fid it even if someome else put their sim in it and also jaik broke it? Does it use the phone id?
06-22-2010, 05:12 PM #16
Put a frog in a bot of boiling water, and it will leap away immediately. Put that same frog in lukewarm water, and slowly raise the temperature to boiling, and the frog will very comfortably roast to death.EVGA P55LE Mobo/Core [email protected]/Corsair H50
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06-22-2010, 05:20 PM #17
This is unacceptable. If I choose to share my location it is one thing, but if it is forced on me it is down right despicable.
06-22-2010, 06:05 PM #18
control freak much?Name? whereswaldo
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06-22-2010, 06:21 PM #19
Guys, literally EVERYONE (I mean everyone - google, admob, 100% of advertisement) knows your location. Ever been on a computer and gotten a local ad? They didn't guess where you live. Google is KING of this.
They don't pinpoint your location right to your bathroom during happy time. They can only access a general idea (city/zip code is as close as most get) and deliver ads based on that.
Also, 4.0 introduced the new GPS notification on the top bar. If ANYTHING is using GPS you'll be able to know. You can even block apps from accessing it and anything that could potentially use this (through iAds or whaever) will ask permission to use your location as it always has.
This is a non-issue in a non-story because it's how the web advertising has worked for YEARS. This isn't new at all and I fail to see why we need two threads/articles on the same frigging topic.
The sensationalist title doesn't help either.
06-22-2010, 06:50 PM #20
this does bring back some memories of the first time i read "1984"Neo Style by k.nitsua....early front runner for THEME OF THE YEAR
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