Apple Comes Full Circle...Now Big Brother

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ixodes, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

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    Apple has done the unthinkable, yet very predictable.

    In an effort to be even MORE EVIL Than Google... (Must be jealousy)

    Someone has busted them despite their much touted Secrecy



    If you have the courage, or can set aside denial... read it for yourself.

    "Apple Patent Looks to Clone Your Online Identity"

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406117,00.asp
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Did you read the article?

    It's about protecting your identity by providing multiple personas with fake info about you to confuse profilers.

    Cute, but the side effects could get weird, depending on what profile data is faked.

    For example, imagine how much it could screw up all those companies that sell reports on the latest popularity trends.

    "This week Comscore reports that 75% of iPhone users shower with racoons. Analysts are puzzled!"
     
  3. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    He didn't read the article. The original article even calls the patent an ANTI-Big Brother patent.

    How the OP concluded that means Apple = Big Brother I have no clue
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I'm more weirded out by the industry term "principal" that's assigned to whom we are.

    The fact that term exists raises more questions about how the industry really works. :confused:
     
  5. ixodes thread starter macrumors 601

    ixodes

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    A little tongue in cheek & sarcasm sends you all spinning.

    What? no sense of humor... I read it thought it was a bit humorous so I posted it.

    I should have know better... there's little desire for reading anything outside of what's published here :)

    Anything outside of the hallowed Apple eco-system is off limits... got it :eek:
     
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  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Must of forgot to use that pesky sarcasm tag...... or the tongue in check tag, because that is now how I read the OP's first post either. :)
     
  8. ixodes thread starter macrumors 601

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    Excellent point :)
     
  9. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    My concern is that theyre tainting your alternate profiles so they can sell your actuall info at a premium.
     

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