These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by doubt, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    https://www.cnet.com/news/these-and...090e536&bhid=21999500654237695608480878831630


     
  2. KimmiKat

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    In my case it's hard to put an app on a flip phone. But I always believe there's no privacy when using a smart phone.
     
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  3. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    convenience and free means you lose privacy, and studies have shown people would much rather the convenience and free stuff then their privacy.
     
  4. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    This concept is the one example of a phone with a foldable screen that has gotten me genuinely excited about the idea of foldable screens. The Motorola Razr could be coming back, with apps!




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  5. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    Hopefully they won't choose Android. ;)
     
  6. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    lol, well it ain't gonna be iOS ;)
     
  7. TheChiro

    TheChiro Devotee

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    So...is Blackberry OS still a thing?! :ROFLMAO:
     
  8. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    Blackberry smoothies are still a thing, but the only Apps and functionality that come with it are that of satisfying your Appetite :D
     
  9. LeadCrow

    LeadCrow Apocalypse Admin

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    That's really a positive...
    But do note that web apps typically only need a functioning browser, and should work on desktop browsers just as well as traditilnal websites, unless they absolutely require access to the data of sensors that are common on mobile but not computers (gyroscopes, gps for precise geolocation...)
     
  10. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    I assume you are joking here or just an iphone fan boy. Having both the latest iphone for work and latest samsung on android for personal use I can safely say that android is a million times better, honestly its not even a competition. iphone is so frustrating on how limited it is..
     
  11. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    Where did I say that the iPhone is a million times better than Android?
    Can't find it.
    Did you say the opposite? Yes you did.
    So, about to be a fanboy of any of them...

    By the way yes, I was only joking.
     
  12. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    i am not a fanboy of the android but good point.

    its funny I really enjoy the ipad but just the iphone I cant get a handle on.
     
  13. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    Give one of these a try

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  14. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    hahahaha love it nice work
     
  15. phatcows

    phatcows Enthusiast

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    I don't think this is correct, well not as a throwaway line that tars everyone. This will be true to a finite age group.
     
  16. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    people in general on average. its true.
     
  17. zappaDPJ

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    Anyone wishing to hang on to their privacy is already facing an uphill task which will eventually become too cost prohibitive to maintain.

    Many companies already offer discounts for people willing to share their data via fitness and vehicle trackers. Even so called smart energy meters are starting to attract substantial discounts for those that have them fitted in the UK.

    The question we need to ask is not how we can maintain our privacy because we can't. It's whether we can benefit from giving it away.
     
  18. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    Exactly, it’s why I don’t bother to close the toilet door whenever I go to the loo anymore.

    At least with the door open I can still chat to people and multitask at parties. Plus if someone likes what they see then I’m in!

    Everyone wins, just got to embrace the no privacy revolution.

    Right?....
     
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  19. overcast

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    I remember the truecaller app that screens the shady phones, collects our contact information and other data. And use that to improve their product and charge it back to us. So it's kind of like they being rich with our data and we don't even know about it.
     
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