CNN "Tech Expert" Not Very Well Informed.

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  1. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    I just finished watching a segment on CNN about smartphone theft and a Bill proposing a kill switch but mandatory on all smartphones. Near the end of the segment, their "Tech Expert" mentions how find my iPhone can help locate a lost or stolen iPhone and even wipe the data on the device but they make NO MENTION of activation lock. I feel as though iOS 7 doesn't get the criticism it deserves. I hate how everyone is quick to point out its flaws but the hell with new features and improvements!
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    samsung is probably giving the reporter a free phone to "not know" these iOS features
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Not surprising.

    It's CNN... they don't specialized in accurate information.
     
  4. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a

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    So true and most of the reviewers seem "script". It doesn't seem like an honest review.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    CNN provides whatever information and disinformation that their owners tell them to. "News" is whatever the owners tell them.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    I bet they named him the "tech expert" because he knew what a kill switch and smartphone was. :rolleyes:
     
  7. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    Don't agree with a reporter's opinion? Attack his personality or the publisher. Bonus points for Samsung conspiracy theories

    Oh, MacRumors... never change :rolleyes:
     
  8. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they just missed it because it is a new feature while Find My iPhone has been around for a longer time. They should have done more research.
     
  9. oplix macrumors 65816

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    CNN has no experts. It's a bunch of undergrads sitting on giant ipads searching google all day
     
  10. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Lack of knowledge really isn't an opinion.
     
  11. lolkthxbai thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not a matter of opinion. It's a matter of fact. And the fact is that CNN's "Tech Expert" is no expert if he can't be bothered to check apple.com or google.
     
  12. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    You have to remember CNN is the network that will run stories they pull off of Reddit and Twitter without doing any verification. Saying there's a Samsung conspiracy is silly, it's far more likely he was just the dude in the office who knew the most about phones, which meant he kinda knew some stuff about phones.
     
  13. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Mainstream media is what I stay away from to get accurate tech news.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Realistically, this kind of stuff happens with pretty much any media, especially the larger "mainstream"/"consume-it-all" type of media. Not limited to CNN or anything like that.
     
  15. Arcade macrumors regular

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    I always thought it was Fox News :)
     
  16. Menel macrumors 603

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    Equally useless
     
  17. rtomyj macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair Samsung has been known for their... dealings.
     
  18. oplix macrumors 65816

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    They get their orders from the same place.
     
  19. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Relax, it's just CNN. It's not like anyone takes them serious.
     
  20. oplix macrumors 65816

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    Ya the problem is that CNN used to actually report news. The folks that grew up in that generation are now being brainwashed.
     
  21. Smith288 macrumors 6502a

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    Took 15 posts? You guys are getting slow on the draw.
     
  22. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    Most of mainstream media do not know anything about tech, so I stopped expecting anything accurate from them.

    Sometimes I read WSJ tech articles just for laughs.
     

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