Apple Stealing FaceTime Information, ATT Locks Out Jailbreaking/non-ATT Networks VIA OTA Updates


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  1. woofermazing

    woofermazing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hopefully not a repost.

    Leaked: Apple Stealing All FaceTime Information, AT&T Locks Users via OTA Updates

    In a linked article, they go more in depth with the facetime claims. There are screenshots showing that Facetime will not work unless your phone is able to send SMS texts. They also layout the method to reproduce it, so anyone can verify some aspects of the story themselves.
     

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  2. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

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    Wow, just another reason to stay away from apple.
     
  3. cds0699

    cds0699 Well-Known Member

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    Wow what crap.
     
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    no encryption for facetime? In other news, Cisco shows how video conferencing is done...
     
  5. Drhyde

    Drhyde Well-Known Member

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    There isn't 100% confirmation on this yet, but I have no doubt that Apple is collecting information on you. However, Google is too, to my knowledge, in order to give you ads that you would be interested in. As far as jailbroken phones, that's more than likely AT&T. Apple has already made the money from the sale of the phone so I doubt they care what you do with it, but it's possible. Apple has developed a history of almost being like a secret society that keeps its secrets as locked down as possible.
     
  6. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member

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    lol News flash! Google has been doing this for years. Thats how they advertise to you by collecting info about you to see what you like. Its not just apple. Face it whether you use an Iphone or an Android know that info is being collected some how.
     
  7. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

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    Do they monitor your phone to check if you've rooted it so they can void your warranty? Don't think so.
     
  8. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member

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    No they don't do that and have no idea if you're phone is rooted or not. They only collect things like location data or data on the things you usually like to search for so they can better give you advertising that is geared towards you. They aren't taking personal data like phone numbers, your pics or texts or anything like that so don't worry.
     
  9. wayrad

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    How do you know? Not trying to attack you, but I have never seen a clear and convincing explanation with evidence of what they do or don't collect (or can collect), and if you read their privacy policy carefully it really doesn't seem to commit them to much of anything except the pursuit of their own self-interest. I see various opinions on the matter in various places, but nothing solid. If anything like that exists I would be very interested in seeing it.
     
  10. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    You can turn all the google collecting off. Its optional.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  11. cds0699

    cds0699 Well-Known Member

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    How?
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Don't you ever roam around in the settings menu? o_O

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  13. byteware

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    Yes, but Google is upfront about it.

    They don't do it secretly.

    When people start collecting information in secret, then something is going on that they don't want you to know about.
     
  14. LoyalServant

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    If Google was collecting personal information with all of the developers cooking ROMs it would have been seen.
    That, and the source code to Android is available.

    If Google was collecting personal data I would bet that it would be discovered within hours.

    If you don't like that sort of thing... turn it off.
    Does the iPhone have a kill switch? Last time I checked... no.
     
  15. wayrad

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    Without knowing exactly what's being collected and when, how do you know whether you want/need to? Assuming you're not a Java/Android developer with the ability to peruse the source code, I mean. I wish I could find a clear and unbiased article about this.
     
  16. LoyalServant

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    You don't have to be, the outcry would be enough.
    That's why there is an outcry right now about Apple potentially doing it.
    Then you would have 50 articles to read about why they do it and how.
     
  17. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    If google were doing something malicous, the open source community would have been in outrage already.

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  18. jradicle11

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    This new episode of Futurama pertains to this quite nicely.
     

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