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Originally Posted by one1 You don't know much about little snitch do ya? I can nitpick every port and program on the whole phone. Have you checked out Firewall IP
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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    You don't know much about little snitch do ya? I can nitpick every port and program on the whole phone.
    Have you checked out Firewall IP? It sounds very much like Little Snitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Profanity always makes your point sound intelligent!
    That's an irrelevant comment. His "profanity" (albeit censored) didn't detract from the point he was trying to make: that ads have no effect on his purchasing decisions, or any other decisions for that matter. I'm inclined to agree with him. I use ad-blocking plug-ins, along with others, on my browser(s) that allow me to remove content I deem excessive to my needs. As such, ads are ubiquitously ignored on my computers, phones, etc.

    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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    People really underestimate the power of advertising, no matter how hard they try to claim immunity to it.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Security and privacy are two entirely different things.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
    Care to explain with words rather than faces?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadsamurai View Post
    Are you obtuse on purpose? Do you know what "research" means?
    In my world it isn't looking at ads and choosing the flashiest/funniest/cutest shite they put in front of me.
    It means reading product reviews, specs, people's personal experiences and opinions, putting them all together and come to a conclusion as to what would be the best choice.
    Then I weigh that against my personal needs, desires, thickness of wallet and go out and buy the best I can afford.

    ...etc...
    Well, my in Japan living friend, that was exactly my point.
    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

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