They do seem to know the difference between the Rod of Asclepius and the Caduceus, so at least they have that over the Americans
I can assure you, as someone who lives elsewhere in the UK, only people in London want to live in London. There is no desire amongst the rest of the UK population to move there. Unless you have to go there for work it's somewhere you might visit once every few years at most, with a very specific purpose in mind, and you don't enjoy it when you do.
The difference here seems to be that in your example you are primarily interested in where the the transaction is taking place (or in the case of e-commerce, where it is initiated from). All fairly reasonable, but obviously does still create a "tracking" record, but only of where you use your cards. This is suggesting, and admittedly it's quite vague (but that should never be taken as a good thing), they are just as interested in knowing where you are, by unspecified means using your electronic devices.
Now from what's said it doesn't suggest an app has to be involved in the actual transaction, and if it's not an interactive process then they must be keeping a record of where you are to compare against transactions as and when they happen. Maybe the their app pings them your location regularly, regardless of making any transactions, or maybe they pay the phone companies to give location info for your phone.
They also don't limit themselves to location, they may also use unspecified "other data" from/about your devices.
It doesn't actually say this is based on using their app, although that seems like the most likely way they might do it. It says "where we hold information about devices you use such as mobiles or tablets", doesn't say in connection with an app, or with accessing online banking, etc. all a bit vague really.
Very pleased we have a different system in the UK. Drug reps aren't even supposed to give us pens anymore. That said I've had plenty of free lunches from drug reps along with a presentation about their latest drug, but I'm not talking about fancy dinners just a light picnic type spread from the nearest supermarket. There isn't much point them doing it anyway, as a general rule we are only supposed to prescribe things that are approved by NICE (after proper cost/benefit analysis) and/or in our local formulary. If you are prescribing outside that they'll be coming to you for an explanation, not the drug companies. Drug companies are also not allowed to advertise prescription only drugs direct to the public, which I think is probably the most important difference.
Simple. 'Real religions' that have been around for hundreds or thousands of years could be true. Presumably they can't all be, but one or more of them could be. I know many people don't believe in any religion and think they are all made up, but that's opinion (yes it is, you really can't prove otherwise) and it's not the point. Choosing to follow a religion, despite knowing that it could be made up, is called faith. Choosing to follow a 'fake religion', one where the origin is recent enough to be well documented and ultimately known to be made up is called stupidity.
Timothy: An important question, because you’ve got a physical product: what does it cost?
Implication being that a physical product can't simply be pirated, so cost becomes a factor in whether people will want it. I guess if it was software he wouldn't have bothered asking because cost is unimportant in that scenario
as per the subject
"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."