Apple = BIG BROTHER

Cougarcat

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If you think anonymous ad targeting is akin to big brother, I suggest you reread 1984.
 

richmds

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Sep 30, 2012
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Um how is this different than when you use your browser on a site like Macrumors or any GPS system, credit cards, reward cards, signing up for anything from a company.
 

jabingla2810

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Oct 15, 2008
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*Reads article*

*Carries on with life just the same*

I don't get why people care about this stuff, Google, Apple, Facebook... whoever, I don't care.

 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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*Reads article*

*Carries on with life just the same*

I don't get why people care about this stuff, Google, Apple, Facebook... whoever, I don't care.

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Being knowledgeable about something and doing it anyway and not caring are two different things and may be something you want to look into.
 

jabingla2810

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Oct 15, 2008
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Being knowledgeable about something and doing it anyway and not caring are two different things and may be something you want to look into.
I fully understand that.

I just don't understand why anyone should care?

I know advertising, big brother, watching you, are all good buzz words, but I just don't see the actual issue.

Maybe it's just me, and I have the wrong atittude to such things.
 

chakraj

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Feb 6, 2008
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I fully understand that.

I just don't understand why anyone should care?

I know advertising, big brother, watching you, are all good buzz words, but I just don't see the actual issue.

Maybe it's just me, and I have the wrong atittude to such things.
its not your fault, society is conditioning everyone to find no value in personal privacy. Its being done on a global scale so the channels can be set in place by which one day they will be able to fully control you.

Here are two quotes from my good friend T.J.;

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions

Peace
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
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I'm getting rid of Google! They track everything you do! Apple doesn't do that!!

oh wait...


http://www.businessinsider.com/ifa-apples-iphone-tracking-in-ios-6-2012-10
This is ignorant.

Big Brother refers to government keeping tabs on citizens without their knowledge or consent. They have no choice in the matter.

Apple (& Google for that matter) are companies whose products people choose to use and buy. It is one's choice, and he can choose to leave at any time.

P.S. I can also know it's absolute dog-**** of an article before I read it because BusinessInsider wrote it.
 
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faroZ06

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Apr 3, 2009
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*Reads article*

*Carries on with life just the same*

I don't get why people care about this stuff, Google, Apple, Facebook... whoever, I don't care.

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My thoughts exactly. And you can turn it off. And you can block Google ads.

With personal computers and smartphones, it's not '1984'. Relevant signature for the win! I've had this same signature for a month, by the way.
 

matrix07

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Jun 24, 2010
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Another stupid thread coming up here. Yawn...

Where is the "ignore" button on this site?
 

Idefix

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Jul 10, 2012
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We all know we're getting tracked all of the time.

What's bad about this is that Apple has it turned on by default, and makes it confusingly hard to turn off.

You'd expect Apple to have it turned off by default, and then ask you if you wanted to opt-in.
 

faroZ06

macrumors 68040
Apr 3, 2009
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We all know we're getting tracked all of the time.

What's bad about this is that Apple has it turned on by default, and makes it confusingly hard to turn off.

You'd expect Apple to have it turned off by default, and then ask you if you wanted to opt-in.
There's no rational reason to turn it off, and it helps the user experience, so they figure that the paranoid people are paranoid/thorough enough to just find the switch and disable it.
 

Idefix

macrumors 6502a
Jul 10, 2012
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There's no rational reason to turn it off, and it helps the user experience, so they figure that the paranoid people are paranoid/thorough enough to just find the switch and disable it.
Wait--you mean we're gonna get mad at Google for all the data they gather about us, but it's OK if Apple does it?
 
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