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iPhone And Android Users, Beware! Big Brother Is Watching!

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Better not use those smart phones for anything illicit…

Lately, there's been some paranoia concerns that iPhone and Android devices keep track of users' locations.

In a sketcherrific move by Apple, the company hasn't issued a statement on the subject, and Google's only response was to say that they "obtain permission to run all Android location tracking services, and that location data is not traceable to individual users."

Here are a couple of creepy tidbits to keep in mind:

-iPhones and iPads "collect time-stamped location coordinates" very frequently (as much as every few minutes)

-Google Androids collect location data AND send it to Google for advertising purposes

There's talk of potential lawsuits regarding this issue, and a privacy rights bill proposed by Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John McCain could def pick up some steam thanks to Apple and Google sketchiness.

Should we even be writing this? Are they monitoring us? OMG, ARE THEY WATCHING US RIGHT NOW????

LOLz.

Do U think Apple and Google are watching our every move?

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14 comments to “iPhone And Android Users, Beware! Big Brother Is Watching!”



  1. 1

    Well - every cell phone that is on is traceable anytime - so what?

    You all want more security - this is the price to pay.



  2. 2

    Not worried as long as they don't bother me, I'm cool with it!



  3. 3

    Yeah but Andriod has a setting in the menu to cut it off…Apple is big brother and will never cut it off



  4. 4

    Its called GPS people. every smart phone has it, and most people aren't worth looking for anyways.



  5. 5

    Do you need to say LOLz after everything? Are you 10?



  6. 6

    I would not doubt it at all this freaks me out!!

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    7

    Phones have been tracked in the U.S. for a decade.The FCC mandated that all wireless carriers be able to locate their users way back in October 2001. Under the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the FCC mandated that by October 1, 2001 a quarter of all new cellphones be equipped with GPS functionality that would allow authorities to track the location of users. By the end of 2002, this became a mandatory requirement of all new cellphones. Just stumbled on all this at Prison Planet, so it might be fact.



  8. 8

    Luckily, I opted out when I set up my Android phone (as I did with all my friends who had me set up their phones). I know that if needed authorities could probably get my GPS records with the correct paperwork.



  9. 9

    Gee lets see what are they watching today? Oh its Laundry day and I'm cleaning the brown stains out of my underwear. I'm so scared of big brother!



  10. 10

    creepy, but I heard apple did respond already…they said it's a bug and they are fixing the cache so it wont hold data for more than 7 days.



  11. 11

    The government is the one paying for Google/Android and Apple to spy on us.. it's pretty obvious.

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    12

    There are free available apps to opt out if you look. I haven't bothered to disable. If you're not up to anything, why bother? There are positive things this tracking app can accomplish, too, i.e. locating abductees or criminals.



  13. 13

    If I'm snowboarding and fall down a crevice and the GPS is used to locate and save me, I'm okay with it!



  14. 14

    Who is the idiot that said they "opted out" you can't opt out of something that is on the phone moron. Next off if you disable the GPS and clear the data from your phone it is harder to track but not impossible. Please feel free to hang your head in shame.