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12-21-2010, 09:56 PM #61
12-21-2010, 11:05 PM #62
I'm sure the two of us are not alone on this.
And this may be a moot point, but his censored profanity helps his points sound intelligent as much as your Garfield boobies help yours. Just sayin'.
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12-21-2010, 11:22 PM #63
People really underestimate the power of advertising, no matter how hard they try to claim immunity to it.
12-21-2010, 11:56 PM #64
Where did I claim that ads do not influence people’s purchasing habits/decisions?
Corporations/psychologists have researched it to death and obviously think that ads are effective otherwise they would have stopped spending billions on them long time ago.
That is not my point, can you understand that?
I do not want anyone to collect information about me without my express approval and I do not want anyone to push their ads on my device without my consent. Got hat?
Here, read up on the future and if it doesn’t bother you than you are truly hopeless: The "Hi Tech" Corporate Police State: "Reengineering" the Internet ... for Persistent Surveillance
It is talking about DPI, Deep Packet Inspection and the consequence of it on every day people.
“Simply put, DPI hand our minders an unprecedented means to examine and catalogue our online communications. From blog posts to web searches to the content of email and video files, we're delivered up every day, figuratively and literally, to advertising pimps or law enforcers, a faceless army of gatekeepers guarding an indefensible system in perpetual crisis.”
This IS the problem for many of us.
12-22-2010, 02:48 AM #65
12-22-2010, 06:37 AM #66
People have my exact location? and my full name? and the model number of my ipod? this hurts me how?
Maybe its some synister trick for app developers that allows them to track you if you delete their app off your device
12-22-2010, 08:34 AM #67
12-22-2010, 09:24 AM #68
When you scroll past the 'license agreement' that you agree to when you install an app, you are agreeing to have the app send the info.
I contacted Pandora about this.
They were very forthcoming and made it clear to me that the info is only used to taylor the ads sent to people.
Subscribers info isn't even sent (only when first registering).
The UDID is only sent to keep your device from receiving the same ads multiple times.
This article really makes people think such nefarious things are happening, when they simply aren't.
12-22-2010, 01:13 PM #69
Doing research also assumes, that you have read about the ads system, how it works, and that it WILL bother you. Moreover, accepting the license agreement (further tLA) you agreed to whatever sh... app developer stated in it, thus allowing for data usage.
So you should not complain about those ads and/or the UID of you phone being transferred, you did your homework, you knew ads would be there, you read tLA.
Yet you still complain -> FAIL...
...or didn't you? Well, this way your decision on buying was not as "educated" as you have told earlier. Thus -> FAIL.
No more, no less.
And if you ask me, if i do read tLA's - not entirely, i just go through those sections i find "good to know about". This tiny perk (i you wish) saved me a lot of time and some money already. It is not hard actually, take into consideration how much time do you spend on reading articles/forum posts etc., spending 5 to 10 minutes of reading tLA wont kill you.
My point to this whole discussion is - your privacy protection is only up to you and making "researched and informed" decisions based on half-the-information about the product, or deliberately not taking into consideration some of info because of your preferences, is your and your only fault, thus complaining looks... eww... lame? And surely wont help a bit.
My concerns are about information not required for the app to work (as i have stated in my previous post), this makes me think twice whether to even think of upgrading from my old iphone (2g).PRAETORIANNI NONNUMQUAM IN PROELIO NUMQUAM IN BELLO SUPERANTUR
12-24-2010, 12:20 PM #70
I always knew Doodle Jump was my friend.How do you add a signature?