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(Gizmodo)   Tired of being stalked? maybe it's the location services on your phone that's giving your location away   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
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2076 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Aug 2012 at 11:37 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-15 09:43:54 AM  
www.mcpeepants.com

This company tricked kids into thinking the tracking feature was cool. It was just a way for parents to monitor their kids remotely.

WHERE YOU AT, SON!?!
 
2012-08-15 11:42:29 AM  
Don't use Twitter, problem solved.
 
2012-08-15 11:42:30 AM  
Which is why on Droid at least I turn it all off unless I'm using Navigator. But I don't do it because I fear the robots will get me; it's so it doesn't waste the damn battery faster.
 
2012-08-15 11:52:29 AM  

PsyLord: Don't use Twitter cell phones or the internet, problem solved.

 
2012-08-15 12:04:09 PM  

penthesilea: PsyLord: Don't use Twitter cell phones or the internet, problem solved.


Cell phones are not your friend, from a security standpoint.
 
2012-08-15 12:40:52 PM  
Have a friend who travels a lot for work, sometimes only being home for a few days before jetting off for another week away. He would routinely post arrival and departure data on Facebook -- "Home again, but have to leave tomorrow for *another* 3-day conference :(" and such.

More than once I asked him why he thought it was OK to tell the world (well, "friends of friends" -- strangers nonetheless) when his wife and 2-year-old daughter were going to be home alone.

Another's announcement that they'd be out of the country for 10 days got a puzzled response from me.
 
2012-08-15 12:57:49 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Have a friend who travels a lot for work, sometimes only being home for a few days before jetting off for another week away. He would routinely post arrival and departure data on Facebook -- "Home again, but have to leave tomorrow for *another* 3-day conference :(" and such.

More than once I asked him why he thought it was OK to tell the world (well, "friends of friends" -- strangers nonetheless) when his wife and 2-year-old daughter were going to be home alone.

Another's announcement that they'd be out of the country for 10 days got a puzzled response from me.


I do the opposite. I announce I'll be out of town then don't go and wait.

Zed? It's Maynard. Yeah, the spider just caught a coupl'a flies.

/ok just kidding
//I do travel a lot for work though, but I have both city and county nearby that keep an eye on my house periodically
 
2012-08-15 01:27:28 PM  
support.apple.com

www.metahead.com

Say NO then, people! Christ. ANGRY BIRDS doesn't need your location. Using Maps, sure, but don't complain about stalking because you're too lazy to click No to a pop-up.
 
2012-08-15 01:35:04 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-15 07:31:16 PM  
I was adding a station in iHeart Radio a few minutes ago and looked at settings. Found a setting within the app set to use current location or zip code. The default setting is current location. I, like the post above, turn off all location services for apps except those that actually need to know location. Chances are the in app option trumps general settings options.

I don't really care if iheart radio knows my location I just don't like not knowing and the battery draw.

I do get a kick out of all the uproar when this type of thing is done by the evil gubberment even when they have a warrant.

Maybe the US should replace all the laws on the books with a 1028 page user agreement all citizens must accept to live in the States. People don't seem to give a fark about tracking etc when ad companies do it.
 
2012-08-15 11:49:16 PM  
I think the bigger question is the link of people posting their credit cards.
 
2012-08-16 02:53:40 AM  

saturn badger: I think the bigger question is the link of people posting their credit cards.


RFT. That is the most ignorant thing that I've ever seen on the internet. It makes TimeCube and Zombocom look like the Manhattan Project.
 
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