TrusTed Cruz to protect your privacy

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  1. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    Lol! Who am I kidding...

    Ted Cruz's 2016 App Gives Campaign Access To Users' Contacts, Location

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

    His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones — tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign.

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    The Cruz app separately urges users to let it download their phone contacts, giving the campaign a trove of phone numbers and personal email addresses. The campaign says that by using its app, "You hereby give your express consent to access your contact list," but Wilson said the campaign will not do this to anyone who declines to allow it when the app requests permission.

    Cruz's app also transmits to the campaign each user's physical location whenever the app is active, unless a user declines to allow it. The campaign said it does this "so that we can connect you to other Cruz Crew users based on your particular geographic location."

    The campaign tells users it can share all the personal information it collects with its consultants or other organizations, groups, causes, campaigns or political organizations with similar viewpoints or goals.​
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Bush,Obama ,Hillary had no problem violating your privacy and that of millions of Americans
     
  3. aaronvan Suspended

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    A Ted Cruz app that Ted Cruz supporters voluntarily install on their phones: bad.

    Obama signing the Patriot Act II and using the NSA to spy on millions of Americans: O.K., because he's a Democrat.


    :rolleyes:
     
  4. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget indefinite detention w/o trial signed into law
     
  5. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    One could argue that Cruz isn't gathering intelligence on potential terrorists.
     
  6. steve knight Suspended

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    so it is ok for him to do it is your argument?
     
  7. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Yourself.

    Both Romney and Obama did the same thing in 2012.

     
  8. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    "They all do it" is what's commonly said about data acquisition by any means, and by now it's essentially true.

    This particular thing with the Cruz app is just another one of those infuriating second-hand surveillance crocks that have been going on for a long time already. One begins to wonder if the next great software push will be to develop a really intelligent duplicates remover so the corporations who already have you sixty thousand ways from Sunday can shrink your dossier down to a couple hundred GB from a couple TB, photos included.

    The people in the contacts list of some Cruz fan with a cellphone obviously didn't give approval for upload of their info to Ted Cruz's database. You know, like the cell number of your brother-in-law's insurance agent, or the home number of your town's building codes inspector. This is exactly like not having a facebook account but knowing that all of your friends freely upload photos with your image in it to their own facebook account and tag everyone in every photo and share them however they wish. Millions of us have become very free with each other's' info, not just our own. Who benefits? Governments. Corporations. People with grudges. Stalkers. Your wife's private detective, yeah, him too.

    I used to scoff and take offense at those saying "there's no privacy anyway" when people objected to some of Facebook's early privacy policy dilutions. I quit scoffing years ago even though I can still summon some outrage over total loss of privacy. I worry far less about governments than about corporations, but I'll throw the political candidates in with the corporations...
     
  9. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    How could we? I think you have a script written to post that line every 23 minutes or so.
     
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    Or George W Bush and his patriot act that whittled down the 4the amendment, etc. Didn't Obama keep it? And, to some extent, a little loss is okay. After all, if the government did nothing and another attack happened, we can guess who would be the first to scapegoat solely our government for not doing enough. The usual whiners saying there's too much violating, blah blah blah.

    And the biggest point is, neither partisan party has a monopoly on this. Or corporations, if you bother to read the terms of use agreements for your iphone, android phone, ChromeOS, windows OS, whatever... and if it's okay for corporations to ignore the law/fundamental right of the land then why have that?
     
  11. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    I think they ALL belong in Jail for it, how about you?
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    because you guys seem to easily forget ;)
     
  12. Robisan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Given his target demographic one could argue he is.
     
  13. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    well, Obama was the one paling around with terrorist .........
     
  14. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch!
     
  15. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Ayers_2008_presidential_election_controversy
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Obviously not, if they are voting for him they arn't that intelligent.
     
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    not sure if trump or cruz would be better at using terrorist info.
     
  18. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    what in the world makes you think terrorist are intelligent? there has to be an extreme level of stupidity if they think they can get 72 goats by becoming martyrs.
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    They are the same intelligence as the government thinking that spying on everything under the sun will stop an attack. Wide netting never works.
     
  20. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    No different than any other religious texts, all the pleasures in the world as long as you believe and worship. Burn in hell if you don't. Yada yada yada...
     
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    not sure who promises all the pleasures in the world after death in religion....
     
  22. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Isn't that what heaven is? See your loved ones again. get a big house to live in. Hand jobs on demands. That sort of thing.
     

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