Discuss: Cell Phone Data Collection

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August 30, 2018 at 05:13:51
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about recent reports about the amount of information collected by iOS and Android devices. Discuss here if you think the tech giants need all that information to provide their services, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
August 30, 2018 at 06:37:19
What is too much if I would not care at all?

They can have my adress, name, sex, website i browse, places i eat or go to, the name of my girlfriend, the name of my company, how much i pay for food a day, etc.

As long as the information is not publicly exposed, ill be able to sleep at night.

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#2
August 30, 2018 at 09:14:46
ahh hidde...

We know all that stuff already. It's wot your doing at other times we want to know about; why we pry and store all the details... Then we can sell that onto whomsoever as well...

The assorted companies will always seek ways to justify gathering and retaining information about anyone they can. But their prime motivation - fiscal gain; otherwise why really bother?


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#3
August 30, 2018 at 18:38:28
Fingerprints, voice recognition, facial recognition, GPS location, GPS coordinates embedded in photos, texts, emails, etc. Nothing to worry about. They're all secure. Until Big Brother comes a-knocking because you used a bad word or phrase.

Project Echelon


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#4
September 2, 2018 at 11:59:02
Be fair though, they only need that info so that they can screw you and everybody else.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
September 2, 2018 at 21:40:03
Just where you work, your political affiliation, your bank/credit card accounts....sure---nothing to worry about...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#6
September 2, 2018 at 22:42:04
Is there a thread for cable TV data collection? I presume
Comcast keeps a record of every channel I switch to, and
when, so they know which programs and advertisements
I turn off, and at exactly what point in the program or ad.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



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#7
September 3, 2018 at 12:50:55
"Is there a thread for cable TV data collection? I presume Comcast keeps a record of every channel I switch to..."

No, there's no forum here for that (except maybe Digital Home), but this may be of some help:

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Non-X...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#8
September 4, 2018 at 08:25:49
You guys are pretty paranoid, but you (probably all) still use free services.
Free services need to make money too, maby using ads, maby by selling "user attributes".
Google for example.

I mean like, why not collect user data, if it means lowering your price, maby to a point where it's "free".

Pretty competative, selling a product for "free"

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#9
September 4, 2018 at 16:46:19
I can't say I feel sorry for them - they make plenty of big bucks. I am wicked though, I don't even watch the adverts on TV.

A lot of scams and malware get carried with adverts - certainly on computers.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#10
September 6, 2018 at 18:11:24
"...why not collect user data, if it means lowering your price, maby to a point where it's "free".

Sorry, but that doesn't wash. Tracking my every movement on a device doesn't qualify as "user-data", whether I'm using something free or not. Same goes for all my e-mails and bank-transactions. Call it paranoia if you wish, but having worked for a cell-phone refurbisher in the past gave me some frightful insights as to just how potentially intrusive this can be...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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