Friday, April 22, 2011

Spy-Apple update, Google spies too!

Google and Apple have admitted today that yes, your phone does spy on you.  Furthermore, not only does your phone spy on you, THEY DO TOO.  All that location data gets downloaded to Apple for iPhones and Google for Android OS phones.

Apple Inc.'s iPhones and Google Inc.'s Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google, respectively, according to data and documents analyzed by The Wall Street Journal—intensifying concerns over privacy and the widening trade in personal data.

Google and Apple are gathering location information as part of their race to build massive databases capable of pinpointing people's locations via their cellphones. These databases could help them tap the $2.9 billion market for location-based services—expected to rise to $8.3 billion in 2014, according to research firm Gartner Inc.

And open source types call Microsoft the Evil Empire.  Ha!  Gates never dreamed of a ripoff this huge.  These bastards are using their customers as nothing other than remote sensing drones, sniffing out data for the companies to use as their bottom line sees fit.  This is amazing!

I can't wait to see if RIM is collecting location data from the BlackBerry.  If not, I'm never switching to anything else.  BlackBerry forever.

The Phantom

1 comment:

Alyric said...

I swear, every week something hits the news to remind me that no matter how hard I try, I am not paranoid enough.

Not by a long shot.