Monday, April 25, 2011

Big Brother...

Apple: We 'must have' comprehensive user location data on you.

Ironic, especially coming from the multinational corporation that brought us the famous "1984" commercial.  I wrote my dissertation on an Apple II+ with 64k RAM.  That was the last Apple product I ever owned, for a variety of reasons.  But the problem doesn't stop with Apple: Google Defends Way It Gets Phone Data.

There's an obvious and very simple solution - just give users the option of turning off location-based services.  Those who want it can have it;  those who don't can opt out.

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