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M Paquette
01:49 PM on 04/20/2011
Jobs is a fink!
02:58 PM on 04/20/2011
Orwellian rat fink!
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Capn Scott
the 'moderated' me
01:47 PM on 04/20/2011
Gee, between that and the iPhone surreptitiously taking photos without user knowledge or input (as reported recently) I think a case can certainly be made for someone at Apple being a closet voyeur.
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biskitdaddy
Romnesia is covered under Obamacare!
01:45 PM on 04/20/2011
Even with all the dropped calls? :o)
01:44 PM on 04/20/2011
are we sure this isn't just the GPS option that some iphone'rs activate in case their phone is lost?
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
02:02 PM on 04/20/2011
Nope. Be very very wary.
see ... www.MyOpenKimono.com
02:02 PM on 04/20/2011
No. According to Warden / Allen, the phone estimates it's location by triangulation with available available cell phone towers (The little dots around the big dot in the video). And how would a list of places you've been to in the last few days or weeks or whatever, copied to who-knows-what-other-devices without even telling you, really be?
10:24 PM on 04/21/2011
Here is step by step how someone that can access you phone for a minute or so to set you up without your knowledge for real live tracking. It can be setup before you buy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWgZgDWO6iY
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Omnithrope
i don't like you.
01:44 PM on 04/20/2011
Does this really come as a shock to anyone?
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frank day
Obama cares about all of U.S.
01:42 PM on 04/20/2011
What about the rights of advertisers to know everything about us.

Apple is only trying to make a profit. It's real product is information.
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
02:01 PM on 04/20/2011
Absolutely correct...as is Facebook, Google...on and on. It's all about the $$$$. They don't give a damn about your nprivacy.

Ad Blog: www.MyOpenKimono.com
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Lifencompass
02:13 PM on 04/20/2011
here, allow me to plug my blog... lol
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dmsdzinr
Progression wit a twist of sarcasm.
01:36 PM on 04/20/2011
My life is NOT that exciting. IF they want to follow me around, well, I feel sorry for you fools.
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
01:52 PM on 04/20/2011
So they can determine by your daily pattern when you're not home and then manage to rip you off...By "they" I refer to unsccrupulous hackers that can sell your information.
Who's the fool?
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dmsdzinr
Progression wit a twist of sarcasm.
02:18 PM on 04/20/2011
YOU are the fool. Are you going to live your life encapsulated in FEAR?! Not ME!
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InspiredByTruth
02:07 PM on 04/20/2011
What about others who aren't such boring apathetics? You know, whistleblowers, people who are active in their community, or just your average joe who decides to speak up against some corporate or govt abuse? This stuff hurts them, and that in turn hurts us all (because they are essentially the ones protecting the interests of those who would freely give away their rights).
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dmsdzinr
Progression wit a twist of sarcasm.
02:23 PM on 04/20/2011
I feel SORRY for your type. They see demons in every corner and hackers at every turn. Again FEAR seems to rule your lives.
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Husaria
Question all authority
01:36 PM on 04/20/2011
Shocking! Just shocking!

Next thing we will hear is that all that info you post on facebook isnt private either!

The real question here is can that file "consolidated.db." be deleted. And, if it can does it damage or delete anything else on your phone / computer.

If it can be deleted without any problems to your mobile device / computer, delete it before you sync up. The article really did not say what could be done to protect one's privacy in this case.

It is still very creepy how big brother is always watching.
01:48 PM on 04/20/2011
I think it's pretty clear what can be done without some journalist telling you step by step how to decompile and reverse engineer your iphone software. If you're concerned, write to Apple and complain about it. If not, then do nothing. Simple.
01:56 PM on 04/20/2011
And what if that information is being uploaded to/tracked/stored/analyzed by apple in the "cloud?" What if apple receives an NSA "security letter" without a warrant ordering them to turn the information over to the government? What if they are selling this information? The issue is not that it shows up on your computer, but that it is there at all.
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Husaria
Question all authority
04:26 PM on 04/20/2011
agreed.

Look what happened during the Bush administration with emails.

Its as I said pretty creepy stuff.

Orwell was way ahead of his time.
01:34 PM on 04/20/2011
any work around to block the data feed?
12:19 PM on 04/21/2011
Bet you 10 bucks it's on the Apple web site by week's end.
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mgrant33301
01:34 PM on 04/20/2011
and how did this come to be?

apple. question is, why and what do they do with this data. what used to be a country based on the right to privacy is now a country where we can be followed, by camera up the interstate or thru intersections, in buildings, all for the sake of "keeping us safe". the bush mantra.
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
01:54 PM on 04/20/2011
The data is used for marketing purposes (initially). But it's not secure and anyone with a bit of knowledge can access use it for their own agenda.
imonlyhereforthelaughs
Politicians...they ruin everything.
01:32 PM on 04/20/2011
Seems to me that there are an increasingly disturbing number of people who want the world to know everything they are doing at all times. Normally they have to go to FB or Twitter to get the message out that they are doing something that requires the world to know about it...like going to the gym or breaking up with their girlfriend/boyfriend. This sneaky little app does all ofthe work for them!
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
01:55 PM on 04/20/2011
There are more scary scenarios ...
My latest post on www.MyOpenKimono.com
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LafnBacstage
Your projections are not my reality
01:30 PM on 04/20/2011
I've been told by a technodweeb friend of mine that someone can remotely activate the camera and audio circuits and view/hear what ever is in proximity to the phone. The phone just needs to be within reach of a wireless router. The average consumer does not have this ability, but guess who does. Between the telecom companies and big brother, we are screwed. Those with criminal intent are concerned, but so should the local peace, union or environmental activitists.
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01:52 PM on 04/20/2011
I believe that.
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
01:59 PM on 04/20/2011
Here's another scary scenario ..
Just buy an extraction device ...
see my post on www.MyOpen­Kimono.com
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umbriago
The Tooth Shall Set My Fee
01:19 PM on 04/20/2011
Not a problem for me. I don't go anywhere.
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american-dolt
Tax the Rich
01:17 PM on 04/20/2011
To a Bob Marley hit..

"No Cell Phone No Cry, No Cell Phone No Cry"
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
01:56 PM on 04/20/2011
You go girl!
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mukTech
Prince of Congo
01:15 PM on 04/20/2011
I will never buy an iPhone or iPad or iWhatever from Apple. They have sold out!!
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sharpstick
Jesus = The world's most famous liberal, socialist
01:26 PM on 04/20/2011
cuz you prefer to buy from the companies who already 'sold out' decades ago??

;)
01:29 PM on 04/20/2011
Apple sold out decades ago as well. They just polish up other people products and make them shiny again... =P
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democles
swords-r-us
01:33 PM on 04/20/2011
Fine, but don't buy an Android... they track EVERYTHING! Phone calls, emails, texts, etc., and sell it.
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paulbenjouse
Media Futurist
01:57 PM on 04/20/2011
Just buy an extraction device ...
see my post on www.MyOpenKimono.com
06:24 PM on 04/20/2011
Can you provide the links on that? If I'm not mistaken, in the article this discusses, they actually say Android does not do that. They looked into it after finding out about the iPhone and have found Droids do not track.