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    More online Surveillance

    Have to admit the accuracy of this sort of freaked me out

    Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your Every Move, And There?s A Website To Prove It | Junkee

    Google maps default to tracking your location and keep at least a months data of all your movements. I've turned mine off now, - Maps - Settings - Google location services and tick off let google maps track this phone.

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    This information is a gold mine for some companies. They use it for marketing, determining potential locations for new stores, etc.

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    Scary stuff.

    But for me, it says no history for the last 30 days... maybe the service isnt available in Iraq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarProfiteer View Post
    Scary stuff.

    But for me, it says no history for the last 30 days... maybe the service isnt available in Iraq?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnlawyer View Post
    This information is a gold mine for some companies.
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    Google knows what you are thinking too... I get pop up ads now about things I have just thought of.... even before I have even started searching for them... creepy...

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    I'm gonna leave my phone on a bus going to Chang Mai, that'll fool em.

    Seriously if Google need all this technology to figure out I need bars and a good curry house close to my home then they are wasting a lot of money, all they have to do is ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Google knows what you are thinking too... I get pop up ads now about things I have just thought of.... even before I have even started searching for them... creepy...
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    I suddenly got up "bargains in Berlin" as forum adds today...............don't ever remember searching for Angela Merkel nude!
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    The thing that freaked me most was that the data and gps weren't turned on, it was just regular mobile coverage, I could understand if I was connected to the internet but this seems a step too far.

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    I'm always surprised that people are actually bothered about stuff like this to be honest, and if you are somebody who this bothers, don't bother carrying a phone around with you.

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    What surprises me abut all the surveillance stuff is that all the people pushing for this.
    People in power positions,politicians etc are the one this could come back and bite the hardest.

    If it came out that joe blog likes a bit on the side from time to time who gives a fkuc.

    If you are a congressman who likes ladyboys or the CEO of a fortune 500 who is banging his secretary,or the head of the FBI who likes cross dressing and bondage .\
    The availability of surveillance.to know where you are as opposed to where you should be,to monitor your email,phone,Skype etc.
    This leaves you open to blackmail with possibly dreadful consequences .

    The NSA etc can turn this spotlight on you any time they need to.

    Do these people not think about this shit,in their gung ho approach to metadata

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaynewcastle11 View Post
    I'm always surprised that people are actually bothered about stuff like this to be honest, and if you are somebody who this bothers, don't bother carrying a phone around with you.
    It's simple, it's none of their fkn business and it's not like they go out of their way to tell you exactly what they're doing. I buy a phone, to make calls, send sms and use the internet, that doesn't give them permission to track my movements. I like my privacy and am entitled to my privacy. People have no clue about the level to which they are monitored when online and have scant regard for putting stuff online, once it goes online it's very difficult to keep control of it.
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    But why does it matter if there's a very very small possibility that somebody you've never met & never will, might know where you were last week ?.

    If it was a film crew following you around, then obviously it could be annoying

    I just don't understand people being so paranoid
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaynewcastle11 View Post
    But why does it matter if there's a very very small possibility that somebody you've never met & never will, might know where you were last week ?.

    If it was a film crew following you around, then obviously it could be annoying

    I just don't understand people being so paranoid
    because that kind of power will never stay harmless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaynewcastle11 View Post
    But why does it matter if there's a very very small possibility that somebody you've never met & never will, might know where you were last week ?.

    If it was a film crew following you around, then obviously it could be annoying

    I just don't understand people being so paranoid
    It's nothing to do with paranoia, it's to do with respecting people's privacy and complying with data protection. I don't mind google recording my searches or having access to my email since I signed up for that but I don't think buying a phone constitutes them or anyone else covertly recording information about you. It would be different if a big notice came on your screen when you agree to letting them track your location services detailing exactly what they're tracking, who has access to it and for how iong. All of these fall under data protection legislation. If they want to do this kind of stuff then the least they could do is tell the people who are the mules for their information and ultimately profits.
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    I just took these screen shots on my phone. They're the permissions Facebook has on smart phones. Some of them like access to camera and microphone are what's really scarry. This effectively makes your phone a listening and tracking device for Facebook.





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    So you have to ask yourself why? Why would they want that control over your phone? I can access Facebook via a browser on my phone and don't have to submit to any of the above, most people just click on next when they see the controls that an app "requires".

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    Most of it is for legitimate reasons. The app needs access to your microphone and camera so you can record and send audio or pics to your friends for instance. It needs to access GPS for tagging and finding restaurants and things around you. It needs to be able to create accounts on you behalf so you can easily open up a game and start playing straight away.. and so on and so on.

    I don't believe this is somehow deliberately designed as a surveillance tool. Although the like button or location services, and information such and age and sex are thoroughly exploited for marketing reasons.

    Trouble starts when fascist states step in and demand access to this and that company's private data in the name of security and protecting people from terrorism or whatever the fuck they've invented that week. That's when it all gets scary.
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    You two will have to remember that you're being constantly monitored, tracked & recorded by the Govts satellites up in space anyway, so even if you ditch your phones, the powers-that-be will always know where you are & what you're doing anyway

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