"Face Time" Privacy concerns

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chakraj, Jun 7, 2010.

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Are you concerned about front facing camera privacy problems?

  1. Yes

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    6.5%
  2. No

    55 vote(s)
    71.4%
  3. Whats privacy?

    7 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Did you forget to take your meds?

    38 vote(s)
    49.4%
  1. chakraj macrumors 65816

    chakraj

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    So is anyone else concerned that now not only can "they" hack into your phone and use its GPS system to locate you, but now "they" can also hack in and see what you are doing when ever "They" want??

    OK who is "they" hmm, well, Hackers, thieves, police, Gov officials, Alphabet agencies.....
     
  2. bfh123 macrumors regular

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    This is going to be an economic boom for the porn industry.
     
  3. skball123 macrumors regular

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  4. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Well I wouldn't say you are an idiot because it is a legitimate concern. My school hands out laptops for lease each year and the tech department can activate the iSight cameras without us even knowing (no green light) and can literally just watch what we are doing. I'm personally not worried about it but I can see why you are.
     
  5. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Read my above post...people can hack into your camera. Obviously you wouldn't accept a call for facetime to a stranger. Google it before you call him an idiot for something that is very possible.
     
  6. galahan macrumors member

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  7. Ehlun macrumors member

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    Is that not illegal?:confused:
     
  8. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    It's optional. So no privacy issue here as it's an opt-in basis.

    But I can see all the news media getting paranoid on how iPhone 4 users are child molesters.
     
  9. uneek1 macrumors regular

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    Lol yea it is. I saw a news story about a school getting sued over this about 2 months ago.

    And about the OP question, can't they do that now with the camera on the back? And as long as you haven't jailbroken your phone, you should be fine.
     
  10. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    In your example, the school had complete access to the laptop before handing them out to students, so anything is possible. Not the case with individually purchased iPhones. I mean iPhones already have cameras from the 1st gen, yet we never see a hack to take control of the camera from the user.
     
  11. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    If you have a mobile phone, internet, credit card or loans, you screwed already. Welcome home :)
     
  12. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Are those black helicopters I see outside your window?
     
  13. chakraj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I actually think you may be safer by jailbreaking and then being able to change your root password so no one can take control of your device. I know that right now this all sounds far fetched, but we are not to far away from it being as easy as someone requesting your personal info from ATT. ATT and other carriers have already signed contracts to agree to give your personal info to any alphabet agency that requests it. So now along with your social, and your call history, and your text history, they also have a history of your travel paterns, and a running video record of your actions, (or the sound of your actions from inside your pocket).... Ya, Ya, I know I am taking it to far, but isnt this how it gets started? We give our freedoms away, then one day we notice that they are gone :eek:

    Now dammit have you seen my meds? Maybe that dam Lock Nes Monster has them, he's always trying to get Two Fifty from me.... Darn you monster.. Your not gettin my two fifty!
     
  14. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    AT&T sharing our calling history? Care to show me something on that?

    To get texting history requires a court order last time I checked.
     
  15. jtara macrumors 65816

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    I hope "they" is an Otolaryngologist. Because all "they" are going to see is my ear...
     
  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Or pocket lint. ;)
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  18. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

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    Patriot act.
    "AT&T your world delivered (to the NSA!)"
     
  19. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Yeah, but he said any company...not the gov't.
     
  20. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    They are being piloted by unicorns
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    They would need to see the screen in order to see what you're doing on your phone. Every iPhone ever has had a screen, why worry about this now?

    Every iPhone has had a camera and mic, why worry about this now that there's one on the front?
     
  22. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Well, OP, all I have to say is that just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!:D
     

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