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Old 02-05-2013, 04:12 AM
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Why do you have issues with smartphones? Doesn't the name speaks for itself?
Here is the latest from your friend Facebook

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...cking-app.html

Facebook Inc. (FB) is developing a smartphone application that will track the location of users, two people with knowledge of the matter said, bolstering efforts to benefit from growing use of social media on mobile computers.

Enlarge image Facebook Is Said to Develop Location-Tracker for Mobile Devices

The app, scheduled for release by mid-March, is designed to help users find nearby friends and would run even when the program isnít open on a handset, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans arenít public.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:13 AM
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Looks like Google is at it again Never ever trusted them to begin with.

http://bgr.com/2013/02/14/google-pla...ndroid-326410/
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Looks like Google is at it again Never ever trusted them to begin with.

http://bgr.com/2013/02/14/google-pla...ndroid-326410/
who can you trust
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:26 PM
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who can you trust
Lol..No one really but as of now the only one that has a better reputation for trust seems to be Blackberry lol.. Though we don't really know too much about the new OS as of yet.
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At first Facebook was an application you can install and uninstall if you wanted. Now it comes built into many of the operating systems with no uninstall options but you supposedly have an option to not activate it. New rule out now that if you log in then you must sync all your contacts with Facebook and allow them to organize your personal contacts.

Looks like all smartphones are becoming Facebook phones these days. What ever happened to applications being separate applications from our personal contacts,calls,emails and messages Before you know it our smartphones will no longer have contacts options and will instead of just the regular contacts option come with Facebook options to input a contact and contact details.

http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/06/facebo...o/#more-274135

When you add this to this you get this

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Thank God, I was never sold on the idea of a smart phone. Keep those frustrations coming. but, is it designed to keep everyone in contact 24/7, which it does very well? Am I the only smart engineer here?
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So it's APPLE that is behind...

The option to NOT sync contacts that are 'useless' has been an option on the Android app for quite a while.

I'm also sick of all this NSA/Prism ****. It's old news. It was signed in my Bush in 2001 and it's been happening for years. It's 2013 man. WAKE UP! Nothing digital is going to be 100% safe. This is just the latest in FB/Internet bull****. It will be gone in a week. I'll add that while I DON'T condone this program, I can see the benefits of it and how it could keep us a little more in the know on some things.

...and I still can't figure out why you still have a FB account...
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Re: Seems like Google/Android Smartphones are like SPY phones

Recently Google released protected storage on SD card for smartphones which is good. Flipboard releases an update which has new permissions to test access to protective SD card option that people can check to use. Basically to see if they can hack into it



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Recently Google released protected storage on SD card for smartphones which is good. Flipboard releases an update which has new permissions to test access to protective SD card option that people can check to use. Basically to see if they can hack into it

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Looks like a good idea and a step in the right direction. But I'm not sure how it works. App asks permission, don't they ask a blanket permission when you install them?
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I was right....

http://www.gsmarena.com/nsa_extracti...-news-7675.php




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This is getting insane. Hot mics? The only way a person of interest could hide would be to stay off the grid completely. Next we'll hear about the cameras getting turned on to record people... egad.
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This is getting insane. Hot mics? The only way a person of interest could hide would be to stay off the grid completely. Next we'll hear about the cameras getting turned on to record people... egad.
The cameras were covered in another article not too long ago. Google and the NSA pretty much have access to turn on the mic and camera at any time to record all your activities and Snowden's relevations reveal that they are doing this. Now someone wants Snowden dead.



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