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Old April 22, 2011, 01:48 PM
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This is upsetting .....but no one is upset about RFID tags companies are putting in clothing you buy?

Wal-Mart to Put Radio Tags on Clothes - WSJ.com

Buy the pair of jeans...get home wear em out, from then on every time you go through those anti theft devices at the door the RFID chip gets scanned. Perhaps companies will have scanner in the cashier counter, then when you pay they can associate rfid to the name on you cc or bank card.

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Old April 28, 2011, 05:42 AM
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This is no laughing matter. What the hell was Apple and Droid thinking?

Really stoooopid !.

Class Action Suit for sure.
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Old May 1, 2011, 01:43 PM
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I'm surprised nobody has posted this yet.... (official response from Apple)

Apple - Press Info - Apple Q&A on Location Data

Here's the problem I have with the response........

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7. When I turn off Location Services, why does my iPhone sometimes continue updating its Wi-Fi and cell tower data from Apple’s crowd-sourced database?

It shouldn’t. This is a bug, which we plan to fix shortly (see Software Update section below).
It shouldn't have taken a week for them to come up with this response. Damage control should have kicked in as soon as folks started reporting the issue of data being saved in spite of having location based services turned off, and at the very least I'd have expected something within 24 hrs of the initial reports stating that issues relating to opting out of location services were being looked into because of privacy concerns.
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"This is a bug." Reminds me of Google's response to their Street View cars gathering data off insecure wireless networks: "It was a rogue employee."
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Old May 1, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Heh... so here's a question.... since the data isn't encrypted, is there a way for users to edit it with whatever information they want in order to render the entire data gathering system useless?
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yeah, this is pretty poor on their part. I mean I love my phone, and it's not like I care that they know where I work and who i visit, but the thought that there could be access to others about that isn't very appealing.
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