Apple And Google Grilled On Data Controls

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 6 years ago in

Apple & Google defend their privacy practices at a Senate hearing on how they collect personal info via smartphones.
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Male 3,076
link to a video that explains what I mean...
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Male 3,076
that the exact system the Norwegian government is trying to get and most of Europe and US have it, the IPS are allowed to store when,where and what you accessed the internet, phone, text message and phone calls... when the governments does it is OK and legal but when two major corporation does it its illegal...
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Male 3,631
This is how you know it`s America - here, the government goes to the trouble of interrogating data collection practices on our behalf. Elsewhere? They`d be asking how the hell to get in on it (Patriot act withstanding).
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Male 1,744
i don`t get the big deal. so long as the information they gather is anonymous, what`s the issue? "so some dude happens to be [here]" no name, no other info (maybe b-day, but again anonymous is fine). So long as i retain my anonymity, i have no problem w/ the marketers getting this info.
What I WOULD like to see is some of this money they make off our info passed back to us in terms of cheaper devices, etc. I feel as it is now it`s just free money for them, and lots of it.
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Male 2,402
Freak. I have a friend who works for Verizon. This was consented long ago by Congress and the FCC and Homeland Security. When they created the bill to do away with analog and all phones had to be digital. It`s called 911 GPS tracking.
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Male 118
Oh but what would we do without Angry Birds!?
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Male 2,384
all thoes fat cats blatently lying to you as the consumer to make them annother million... oh america, where you`re free to do whatever the government tells you
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Male 562
@ xiquiripat: So true. They need an iPhonograph or something.
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Male 562
I`m Google. I`m popular. I`m successful. And damn-it, people like me!
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Female 3,598
oh here`s a real coincidence: Gmail keeps tellin me to sign up for this "Verification/Password Security" crap for months now, which requires me to put my address/ phone number in, (in case i lose my password i guess?) and now today, ALL OF THE SUDDEN, my account has been *COMPROMISED* and they won`t let me sign in if i don`t give them my effing cell #! and the only way to "verify" your account is by having them call or text your phone! it`s a load of crap is what it is, fishing for more info than i want to give. i don`t need my cell # to be attached in any way to my email. i don`t even use it for anything important!
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Male 57
@ obhwfgirl

I am with you. They are just collecting anonymous statistics of where people visit for marketing purposes. This does not affect me in any harmful manner. As long as they cannot say, where is this specific guy and what is he doing, then I don`t have a problem
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Female 582
I may be in the minority here, but I really don`t care that Google or Apple tracks my info. I`m a nameless set of preferences and demographics to them. A number among millions of others. They don`t care about a single number. They want trends. So as long as I stay a number, then I`m anonymous and their interest isn`t dangerous.

HOWEVER, there is a line and I support the establishment of that line. If there comes a point where I`m no longer a number and my SENSITIVE personal info is being shared, then we have a serious, serious problem.
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Male 25,416
meh... good on em, im not that exciting
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Female 3,001
"apple are deeply committed to protecting the privacy of all of our costumers"

seems legit
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Male 38,738

You don`t like it? Don`t use it. If people laid off their product they`d alter their policies. I know, you`d really suffer not having the latest access to gossip and porn, but you wouldn`t have to go long before they caved.

It`s called a Strike.

Now, as for a "Senate Hearing on Privacy"

this from a government that`s reading my email and listening in on our phone calls.

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Male 2,422
Lol a bunch of old people arguing about technology they don`t understand.
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Male 868
Bank of the West is a dishonest bank! Avoid them- they are criminals!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 3,285
LOL@ senate hearings. See Iron man 2 for how useful they are
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Male 1,929
@greenbasterd: and a spell-check?
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Male 423
aaaand thats why i have an android phone
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Male 221
Google`s android asks you if you want to opt into location tracking, it also emails you every now and then to remind you that you have location tracking on. Nothing wrong with that. iPhone on the other hand just does it and that`s a concern
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Male 260
agree with greenbasterd, microsoft usually takes a few tries to get things right, but they DO get things right eventually, and you wont worry about the cops tracking you through your phone because you have a similar name to some other idiot and got mixed up in it... screw iphones most definitely, androids need some definite work to be considered "open source" because they arnt right now despite their claims
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Male 2,376
if any of you are thinkking of getting rid of ure iphone.. get the freakin windoes phone.. soooooo much better.. i get "speacial things" like oh i donno privacy.. and a slick drating phone
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Female 8,044
Link: Apple And Google Grilled On Data Controls [Rate Link] - Apple & Google defend their privacy practices at a Senate hearing on how they collect personal info via smartphones.
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