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+ - Suprrise: Apple does indeed collect location data->

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joeszilagyi
joeszilagyi writes "Everyone has been going nuts over this story, and the fact that iPhones cache up to a years' worth of location data (Android phones only cache a tiny time-limited amount of this data). There was speculation it was all a bug. There were flame wars between Apple fans and foes. Well, surprise: Apple fessed up last year to collecting such data."
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Comment: Obligatory (Score 1) 331

by joeszilagyi (#35260318) Attached to: Milky Way Stuffed With an Estimated 50 Billion Alien Worlds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.

Comment: Re:Kill switch it is... (Score 1) 126

by joeszilagyi (#35243600) Attached to: Egyptian 'Net Killed By Intimidation, Not a Switch

In our country, that will never happen. The moment legislation comes up that says, "The US can unilaterally order commerce shut down for X reason" is the day that our entire corporate structure goes into attack mode. It will be fought on every level from lobbyists up to Supreme Court assaults for decades.

Comment: Real Men Browse The Internets (Score 3, Insightful) 308

by joeszilagyi (#35202912) Attached to: How Your Username May Betray You

A Real Man who wants to visit websites will load each site in a separate browser instance with a unique agent string and a different browser vendor and build each time with all cookies and scripts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 87th party, etc.) hard-blocked, and only from within a series of totally unique VM environments of no less than Windows XP (Home and Pro), Vista (all 4,556 varieties), Win 7 (all varieties) and no less than 1,396 versions and flavors of Linux or Unix derived operating systems, and each randomly selected for each site visit, which are only done from a Tor onion connection running inside of the VM, which is in turn routed through a Tor onion connection running from the top-level main desktop that you're doing all this from, and each VM is promptly rolled back to pre-website status after your visit is done--and that's for EVERY SINGLE VISIT. ANYTHING LESS THAN THIS LETS THE INTERNET RAYS PENETRATE YOUR TINFOIL THINKING CAP.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder

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