Google Tracks Your Phone Location, Regardless of Your Permission

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  1. Orgasmo

    Orgasmo Red Belt

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    Anybody surprised? You data is the most valuable commodity to Google, Facebook and Amazon. All of them feeds that data to advertisers and governments so they can bypass any judicial review process.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45183041
     
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  2. chardog

    chardog That's President Donald Trump

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    Android has the equivalent to "Find my iPhone", so I figure it's basically always monitoring.

    Even if you can change these settings, I dont it would mean much as these settings tend to be so deeply embedded and tough to find. iPhone does the same btw, and you can turn off those services (I had to, the suggestions were super annoying).
     
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  3. ultramanhyata

    ultramanhyata Gold Belt

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    Libertarianism taught me a long time ago that private businesses pose no threat to my personal liberty or privacy. So I'm not scared.
     
  4. MusterX

    MusterX Titanium Belt

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    Cattle are marked by a tag in their ear so that no matter where they go it is known who their owner is.

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    For humans they came up with this.

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  5. sangreporsangre

    sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    Yea it's pretty messed up. Tech companies track our every move, share our personal info and use persuasive design to influence how we act. I don't think that there is any coming back from this.
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    It taught me to vote with the dollar when I inevitably didn't like something.
     
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  8. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Fine. Can't think of any products that someone other than the government forces me to buy.
     
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    Was talking about things like this in another thread. I wonder how many people who act like this is something pretty bad all but reflexively use their products still? Sitting here lamenting a big company tagging you like so much livestock while using their phone, their search engine, their map program, and their video service day in, day out? Guess what people - you've voted with your habits and wallets that this is what you want. Your protestations are a silly little bit of hypocrisy.

     
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    well yeah. Ever notice your GPS has a "home" that you didnt program into it? Get traffic updates when its time to leave work? Facebook pops ads for things you talked to someone about?

    This has been well known for awhile now.
     
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    Wow. I seriously need this hat.
     
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    I'm shocked

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    MPD-Psycho Silver Belt

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    As long as they can’t be used legally against you then I guess I’m fine, but what do I know...
     
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    By now, I would prefer an actual Skynet to google.
     
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    Edgy Brah Look into it Double Yellow Card

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  17. MusterX

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    Google is the devil. I use Startpage a lot, which returns google search results but runs it through multiple proxies to disguise your location. They bill themselves as, "the world's most private search engine."

    https://www.startpage.com/

    I knew Google was much more than meets the eye when they started doing weird things like investing millions of dollars into life extension. It sounds like something straight out of Blade Runner. They invested in a company called Calico but Calico is not trying to cure cancer or other diseases so people live longer, they are researching how to defeat aging.

    In September of this year, Google announced its newest project, Calico, which promised to take on the illness known as aging which effects us as human beings.

    The company won't be directly attached to Google's "bottom line," Primack writes, but will receive hundreds of millions in funding from the search giant spread out over the course of a few years. While it initially appeared to be a startup, the company may be more along the lines of a research lab, a sort of Google X with a biotech focus and a mandate to defeat aging.
    https://www.theverge.com/2013/10/9/...vesting-hundreds-of-million-into-its-new-life

    That is some next level shit. Their mandate is to "defeat aging." Now what in the actual fuck is a search engine doing investing hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat aging? It seems like something out of a Sci-Fi movie.
     
  18. MusterX

    MusterX Titanium Belt

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    When a four star general can get railroaded you know shit is out of hand. The F.B.I. pretty much spied on General Patraeus and ended his career.

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    Beyond my ridiculous comparison though, I'm pretty sure law enforcement confiscates cell phones and uses whatever data they can get all the time.
     
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    Google has more power and influence than most national governments on this planet. IMO, the fact that it spies on us is almost as bad as if the US government did it directly.
     
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    Who the fuck do those MF'ers think they are???
     

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