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Date: 04/21/11 02:32 PM

56 Responses to Your I-Phone Is Secretly Tracking You

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Link: Your I-Phone Is Secretly Tracking You - ..and Michigan police are extracting phone data from ANY cell phone remotely without probable cause.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    April 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    butt apple is batter computer cuz it expensive ok
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    1984.


    And I`m glad my phone is around 5 years old and doesn`t have anything fancy. And I don`t text. As far as GPS tracking, they can have at it. Work/home, that`s about it.. unless it`s deer season.
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    spultra13 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    It was on fox news so it must be true!
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    DCBizzle Male 18-29
    230 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    iParonoid
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    April 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    The future is here...
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    lucidexistan Male 30-39
    59 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    Ha!! I only use a POS cell phone that makes calls easily enough, but that`s really about it. :P
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    This can`t be right.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    I don`t have an iPhone, but I don`t trust that my android is protected against this.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Is this really happening? They never gave one example of it actually occuring and it being FOX news is no more credible than urban myth.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    I never understood why people buy iProducts. Apple has always acted as if you are simply borrowing their equipment. I would much rather buy a product that has the equivalent functionality, but where I have control over it. The trend is clear and their lack of respect for their own customers is only going to get worse.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    -.-

    just brought iphone...
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    April 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    Although I don`t support such an invasion of privacy, another good thing about not doing anything or going anywhere that`s illegal is this doesn`t concern me personally despite having an iPhone :P
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    @LillianDulci- but there`s a huge advantage to doing illegal things. Namely that some of the most fun things one can do are illegal (I am in no way suggesting that the converse- all illegal things are the most fun- is true).
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    IPeople=ISlaves
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    if you think it`s only iphones you are an idiot
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    April 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    If you have nothing to hide, then it shouldn`t matter. Only thing I can think of that you wouldn`t want them to see is if you have naked pictures, but sending sexy pictures and taking them is so trashy, so it`s your own damn fault. Someone was BOUND to see it anyways.
    Also, I`m pretty sure you don`t need a search warrant to search a person`s car. Least where I am you don`t.
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    jakeamadude Male 18-29
    105 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    That is the WRONG way to go about looking at this. It does not matter if you have anything to hide, it is a violation of your rights and it has no place in happening through the law enforcement (the group that`s supposed to protect and advocate for said rights).

    Having nothing to hide is completely irrelevant, having these rights thusly ignored is nothing short of dehumanizing.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    @the_windy- I`m pretty sure it`s the same in Canada as it is in the US: cops have to either have probable cause or a search warrant to search your private property.

    Also, your mentality is really fu*ked up. Basically, you`re arguing that nobody should have a right to hide anything from the state. If you`re comfortable living in that kind of world, there may be something seriously wrong with you.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    The Michigan police have stated that they do not use the device unless their is a warrant or in cases that involve children and then the device is only used by special teams.

    that sounds all good and fine EXCEPT they have refused to honor the freedom of information request the ACLU filed with them seekig to find out exactly what data that have obtained and what they have used it for. Thier reason? they say the cost is too high...unfortuntely for them the Freedom of Info Act cannot be ignored FOR ANY REASON when the request meets the guidelines governing the law. they told the ACLU that the ACLU must give them 234K before they will release the info...

    sorry but there is no gevidence that it would cost that much to turn over electronic or hardcopy files of the data usage and it is total BS.

    the bottom line is people the police in this country have been power happy since the gov gave them so much power after 9/11.

    we MUST take back control and remin
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    @ The Windy

    You truly are what is completely wrong with the US today. You are too young to have contributed ANYTHIGN to this country but yet you are so willing to GIVE UP THE RIGHTS AFFORD TO YOU BY THE BLOOD OF OTHERS simply because "I have nothing to hide".


    Listen KID, you don`t seem to understand, you DO NOT give up rights for ANY REASON. you give up one you have given them all up.

    Not to mention, I use my phone for business and have CONFIDENTIAL info about myself, my customers and my business on my phone (password protected but that doesn`t stop these devices) and it would be against the law for ANYONE to read that info unless they are authorized and that includes the police unless they have a warrant.

    YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE, YOUR PRIVACY IS YOURS.

    if you don;t think so, tell me how you would feel if the police came to your house w/o a warrant, let themselves in and searched EVERYTHING in your house...still
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2346 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    You truly are what is completely wrong with the US today. You are too young to have contributed ANYTHIGN to this country but yet you are so willing to GIVE UP THE RIGHTS AFFORD TO YOU BY THE BLOOD OF OTHERS simply because "I have nothing to hide".

    calm down dude, shes in Canada.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36191 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I`m psychic and I can see the futrue.
    THIS is what will happen. . .

    There will be a minor bruhaha over this.
    People will be outraged!
    Then people will be bored and move on to a new story.
    The state will continue to use this tracking info.

    How do I know this?

    People screamed about TSA searches and what happend?
    People screamed about the gov`ment reading emails and what happened?
    People screamed about the election fraud and what happened?

    Americans are too lazy to save themselves or their freedoms.

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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    "You truly are what is completely wrong with the US today."

    Umm, Jamie, if you would have looked a little further you would have seen that "the_windy" resides in Canada.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    I`m with you on this one, Gerry.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    Just leave your GPS off..
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    what Gerry said
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    lunair Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    this is exactly what america needs! more stupid things like this
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    "Just leave your GPS off.."

    Check this part of the article about it...

    "The location info appears to rely on tower triangulation rather than GPS data, meaning it locates you even if you have location services switched off. "
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    rl1 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    I`m a cop and don`t even like this
  31. Profile photo of WesleyV78
    WesleyV78 Male 30-39
    143 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    Really? You posters are now believing Fox News? Sonce when did they start telling the truth. Did you notice a lack of people in Michigan on the segment? People... stop it. Stop your crap thinking and get back to understanding the Fox News lies about many things to scare you.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Im usually against Fox News Crap too but this is actually pretty real. Here is a link to download a program that will show you on Google Maps, the locations you have been using your Iphone:

    Link
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    368 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    I was kinda worried... until I remembered it was Fox.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    They don`t even have to go to the judge to get the right to search your car. This used to happen to me a LOT when I was younger: Cop pulls you over blah blah asks to search your car and you say no. Cop calls K-9 unit dog comes out and barks at your car. Cop rips insides out of your car to find nothing, then just leaves you there with your disassembled car interior to pick up the pieces.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    "They don`t even have to go to the judge to get the right to search your car. This used to happen to me a LOT when I was younger: Cop pulls you over blah blah asks to search your car and you say no. Cop calls K-9 unit dog comes out and barks at your car. Cop rips insides out of your car to find nothing, then just leaves you there with your disassembled car interior to pick up the pieces. "

    and then you sue the police force for damages and win....
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3147 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    Drew blinked roughly 85 times in his first segment, which was 47 seconds long and 20-some on his second set.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    Nobody will care 2 days from now. Bet?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    Wesley: So simply because this story was reported by Fox news you disbelieve it ?

    Well it`s now being covered by CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and even the BBC. Maybe you should drop your prejudice and gain some perspective.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    Geez I just bought an iPhone4 last month. I thought it was just superb in it`s functions. Now this BS. Well crap I guess I`ll have to keep it as I don`t do anything illegal anyway.

    I wonder if the iPad2 has the same program. I was considering to buy one this week, but now I`m not.

    Big brother just keeps growing bigger balls.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 12:04 am
    @WesleyV78

    I`m with CrakrJak on this one and I don`t watch Fox news. It`s all over the media. Pull your head out of your ass.

    BTW this article in relation of data tracking by Apples iPhone and Googles Android.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703983704576277101723453610.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 12:12 am
    Haha! - I have an old crappy phone! - I`m immune!!! mwuahahaha!!!

    You lot that are like *look at me, I have the newest iPhone* - FAIL!!!
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:19 am
    Yet, when your phone is stolen, the police say they don`t have just cause to track it!!
    I swear if I was more with it when I got pickpocketed then I`d totally have said I saw some muslim dude with bombs strapped on him taking it, they`d track it in a second then!
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 5:27 am
    LETS SEE YOU TRACK MY PHONE MO-FOS!!


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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:28 am
    And I DON`T GIVE TWO pooS because I`m not a criminal, just a sick teen. Track my cellphone data? What the one time I went out? Look through my text messages? All you`ll find is the 3 text messages from facebook or something along those lines.

    ITT: Extremely paranoid people who might have things to hide
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    juggaloco420 Male 18-29
    8 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:47 am
    well in american gov i learned that they can tap into your cell phone conversations without probable cause because youre using public airwaves that anybody can use, but its different with landlines
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
    437 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:49 am
    The most entertaining part about this post is reading the comments by the liberals who honestly believe that Fox News is a lie factory. I would be willing to bet that none of them have ever watched Fox News, other than clips they see on the internet.

    "Don`t watch Fox News everything they say is a lie!" The far left is so insecure about their own ideology that they can`t stand the thought of people seeing a conservative perspective.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 7:27 am
    damn, now i cant call all my fellow criminal friends and arrange to do criminal activities on my phone anymore.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 7:28 am
    not that i ever have or currently do own an iphone, but you get my point
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2011 at 7:42 am
    @Retardedbear and CrakrJak: point well made, but if the ACLU sucessfully fights this, will Fox cover it?
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 7:49 am
    I don`t have anything to hide, anyway.
    Track away.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    RetardedBear - "The most entertaining part about this post is reading the comments by the liberals who honestly believe that Fox News is a lie factory."

    I`m a conservative and even I believe Fox News IS a lie factory. They`ve been caught at it many times.

    But this story was covered by the other news services as well.
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 11:35 am
    instead of donating to the aclu, they should pay someone to develop an app that will destroy the handheld "extraction device" when it links up with the phone. it`d have to serve another purpose too, (maybe hidden inside a game or currency calculator) so people wont get charged with destroying state/federal property.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    the police state is upon us
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    HTC already had this and it can allow other people to be tracked as well!
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    mobitsfa Male 18-29
    6 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    It`d be fine with me if it ever happened in California. I`d take a bunch of pictures of weed and smoking weed, then get pulled over and pull out my weed, then show the cop my weed, then show him my marijuana recommendation. Then just ask, IS that ALL officer? But i`d pronounce it ociffer
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    KPres Male 30-39
    309 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 5:39 am
    "I`m a conservative and even I believe Fox News IS a lie factory. They`ve been caught at it many times."

    Please. Fox news doesn`t lie. They make mistakes like every news agency. The difference is there`s no conservative George Soros out there funding 100s of people to watch of second of the liberal news to find the errors and post them on mediamatters.org.

    The truth is every independant study ever done shows Fox News is the least bias of the major network news outlets.

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