1. neonworm's Avatar
    Are you guys comfortable with it tracking you, knowing where you are, knowing if you are in a vehicle or walking, and just the general awareness. What are your thoughts?

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    07-09-2013 11:43 AM
  2. ledfrog's Avatar
    It depends on what it does with that information. If it's just a local feature between my phone and me to help in situations like giving me live traffic all the time or reminding me that I need to go to the grocery store as I'm driving by it, then I'm fine with it, but if it's sending that data out to the world so I can be bombarded with an advertisement for Best Buy just because I walked into one, then I wouldn't be cool with it! Although some might like a feature like that.
    07-09-2013 11:58 AM
  3. dcunited08's Avatar
    Are you guys comfortable with it tracking you, knowing where you are, knowing if you are in a vehicle or walking, and just the general awareness. What are your thoughts?

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    All phones do that, the only difference I can see is phone allows you to use the data it collects.

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    Aquila likes this.
    07-09-2013 12:04 PM
  4. Mooem's Avatar
    Have a smartphone now? Then unless you disable GPS and geolocation services, you're being tracked. I find the purported local sensor features to be intriguing more than anything.
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    07-09-2013 12:26 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    0% more concerned then with any other GPS enabled device.

    Transmitted through spacetime.
    Ry likes this.
    07-09-2013 07:34 PM
  6. ultravisitor's Avatar
    May as well just stop using cell phones and all other internet-connected devices if you're worried about location tracking.
    dcunited08 and Ry like this.
    07-09-2013 10:09 PM
  7. Gamer_Radar's Avatar
    uh yea! lol. I love that the NSA can see what I text, post and say, while tracking my location.. It's why i use a Cellphone for everything and enable GPS and Geolocation services.
    07-10-2013 10:11 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    The best technology is unseen. If you're creeped out, honestly you should probably be using burner phones and multiple/expiring email addresses. (or just not have any cell phone)
    07-11-2013 12:39 PM
  9. jdbii's Avatar
    This is a poor attempt at sarcasm -- last time I was at my doctor's office he implanted a tracking chip behind my ear. Oh wait, that wasn't me, that was my dog...........or was it?? Sorry, I know that is stupid, but there is nothing we can really do other than not use a cell phone. Even trying to use it with disabling GPS doesn't really work since you are constantly reminded to turn it back on. Sarcasm aside, I think it is only a matter of time before parents start putting chips in their children the same way we do for pets now.
    07-11-2013 08:31 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Tracking a person's movement doesn't require GPS to be on if they connect to any networks. Every device has a unique ID, a unique address and every network it touches has a fixed location that can be triangulated. GPS makes that process faster, in some cases. Using masks or a vpn or other tools doesn't make it really harder or more difficult to determine the who, what and where of activity, it just makes it take slightly longer to manually do it. With an computer doing the tracing for you, it's the difference between half a second and two seconds maybe.

    The good news is that these companies don't care what you as an individual are doing. They care about behavioral patterns in data that allow them to do a combination of cluster analysis and statistical regression for their advertising and data optimization procedures, and a brand of machine learning, very similar to the search algorithms, running server side are used to model your interactions with the environment. It's neural networking in a very real sense and it doesn't require specific knowledge of you to function, only for you to exist in a node or pathway that it can extrapolate it's own context from. That's what makes this so amazing... the computers needed to do this in civilian life 10 years ago were monstrous and now it's a combination of the cloud, a bank of integrated servers and a tiny box that gets slightly warm in your pocket.
    jdbii, markespo55 and neonworm like this.
    07-11-2013 09:24 PM

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