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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 20 2011 11:35 AM

Something that may make me reconsider the iPhone (I currently have a 3GS):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/20/iphone-tracking-prompts-privacy-fears

and something iPhone users should be aware of.

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Ryan Schatz | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 20 2011 11:54 AM

If you are not doing anything illegal nor cheating on your spouse, none of this stuff should worry you. :-)

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Rev. Kelly Todd | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 20 2011 12:25 PM

or you can just turn it off... 

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 20 2011 12:29 PM

I am sorry to say this, but Wrong!  The very fact that they have these files without informing you, should warn you about the kind of people you are dealing with.  Many people such as yourself, apparently have no idea how valuable this information is, and how it can be used against you in the future.  To think if you are not doing anything illegal or cheating on your spouse, is only the start of how this information can used to cause you and or your friends problems in the future!

The comment concerning, or you can just turn it off, is not the answer either, for one thing many people do not know that on some phones (more every day) off does not mean off.

However, the most important things are, most people don't know this is even being done even if off meant off, and secondly people that do know what is going need to stand up for privacy rights now or some day they will not be able too!  Our every movement will be on record in the future and we are paying to make it so governments and big bussinesses will be able to have access to it.  Currently the makers of such divices have no choice on in some of these areas, some things must be on the phones to meet government standards.

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Ryan Schatz | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:54 PM

Jim, I wish you well in fighting this.  If you need signatures, I'll add to it.

But the moral of the story is that if this bothers you, then leave your phone at home or shut it off.  Or find a way to hack your phone to remove this information.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 20 2011 2:15 PM

Searching internet for cell phone ads location finds earlier privacy concerns for all cell phones: 2007 Fox News article => http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,318831,00.html and 2008 PC World article => http://www.pcworld.com/article/143694/first_locationbased_cell_phone_ads_get_privacy_thumbsup.html

Searching internet for cell phone 911 includes FCC article => http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/wireless911srvc.html that applies to all cell phones.  Accurate location information needed for public safety: timely emergency response.

Searching internet for cell phone security includes NOAA article => http://www.wrc.noaa.gov/wrso/security_guide/cellular.htm (footnotes at bottom of page go back many years).  Wonder about risk of any cell phone being a spy phone ?

Searching Logos for public information phone finds some interesting reading.  Wonder about future Logos mobile location alert possibilities: something good to read based on surroundings (possibly community assistance, including prayer, for one another).

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 20 2011 2:20 PM

I do not have a personal cell phone. But they already know where to find me when they are ready to come for me. Big Smile

No matter who comes for me, I know where I will finally end up.

 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 21 2011 9:30 AM

Eric Weiss:

Something that may make me reconsider the iPhone (I currently have a 3GS):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/20/iphone-tracking-prompts-privacy-fears

and something iPhone users should be aware of.

Article offers insight about location usage => https://alexlevinson.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/3-major-issues-with-the-latest-iphone-tracking-discovery/

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