Apple now collecting your location and sharing it

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ipoddin, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I'll hold fire until more info is available. It doesn't seem like the LATimes has the complete story. If there is no easy "opt out" then Apple is gonna get a FaceBook black eye. It's pretty creepy.
     
  2. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the story on Mashable:

    http://mashable.com/2010/06/21/apple-stores-iphone-location/
     
  3. dmx macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this really surprises me.

    Just because it is "anonymous" doesn't make it OK.

    Bad decision by Apple.
     
  4. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    This is only in apps that ask for your location info. How else do you people think these things work? They aren't grabbing your location without your knowledge.
     
  5. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8A293)

    Just goes to show you that big brother is "always" watching! :D
     
  6. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, this is Apple's ability, not third parties, to store the real time location of your device, and share it, without your consent. Read the story.
     
  7. chrisperra macrumors member

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    oo.apple.com is the opt out URL.

    EDIT: only iOS 4 devices
     
  8. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    I did. Developers grab your location from apple instead of directly from your device. This is a layer of anonymity.

    The article is making conspiracy leaps of logic from a vague line in terms of service.
     
  9. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Exactly.

    This was already on the front page. The LA Times Blog is making a big deal about nothing.
     
  10. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's just to opt out of iAds, no?

     
  11. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's not what Mashable's story says:

    EDIT: Ok, maybe you're right after rereading it. Will see how this develops.
     
  12. macklos macrumors member

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    Settings, General, Location Services On/Off! Globally or by app. "Allow the apps below to determine your approximate locaction" and "An app that has requested your location within the last 24 hours will show the location services icon next to its name"

    Further more an app that uses location services will ask you to allow or don't allow.

    Yes this information must go to a server to be of use to you and the service.

    You decide if you want to use it or not.
     

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