Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Apple I-Product Users Are Being Trained To Give Up Their Location

The Cowards of the New World Order do things that are so
very overt that it makes conpsiracy theorists out of ordinary folks, like when they try to institute a RFID-enabled National Id card. And then sometimes they come up with something so subtle, so disguised that people actually wait in long lines to sign up. Such is the case with the "use current location" feature found on all smartphones that let you download and install apps.

Apps like those on the Apple iPhone and the Android phones are getting us to give ourselves away

"Apple Inc. is now collecting the "precise," "real-time geographic location" of its users' iPhones, iPads and computers. In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree, Apple and unspecified "partners and licensees" may collect and store user location data. When users attempt to download apps or media from the iTunes store, they are prompted to agree to the new terms and conditions. Until they agree, they cannot download anything through the store. The company says the data is anonymous and does not personally identify users. Analysts have shown, however, that large, specific data sets can be used to identify people based on behavior patterns.

An increasing number of iPhone apps ask users for their location, which is then used by the application or even uploaded to the app's maker. Apps like the Twitter application Tweetie and Google Maps make frequent use of location data, either to help the user get oriented geographically or to associate the user's action with a specific location.

The smartphone revolution brings with it freedom in one hand, and chains in the other. Devices that will one day be used to track our every movements don't have to be forced on us anymore.

As long as they are wrapped in a cool package, we will volunteer to take them. And that is makingthe job of the New World Order a whole lot easier.

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