#1

Member
Los Angeles
I hope I am not out of line but I just found out that there are dozens of Apps for iOS operating systems and maybe Android as well that are tracking everything you do as well as looking at your screen. One of them is Taptalk. I do not use it but I know many of you do. If given permission I will give the web site address where I found that out. You have to do some searching.

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#2

Super Moderator
(02-07-2019, 05:59 PM)Tidepool Wrote: I hope I am not out of line but I just found out that there are dozens of Apps for iOS operating systems and maybe Android as well that are tracking everything you do as well as looking at your screen.  One of them is Taptalk.  I do not use it but I know many of you do.  If given permission I will give the web site address where I found that out.  You have to do some searching.

By all means, please share the information Tidepool - start a thread in the Lounge area as this isn't directly shaving related.

Thanks,
Marko
#3

Member
Los Angeles
(02-07-2019, 06:04 PM)Marko Wrote:
(02-07-2019, 05:59 PM)Tidepool Wrote: I hope I am not out of line but I just found out that there are dozens of Apps for iOS operating systems and maybe Android as well that are tracking everything you do as well as looking at your screen.  One of them is Taptalk.  I do not use it but I know many of you do.  If given permission I will give the web site address where I found that out.  You have to do some searching.

By all means, please share the information Tidepool  - start a thread in the Lounge area as this isn't directly shaving related.

Thanks,
Marko

I just sent andrewjs18 a private message to see if it OK to post the address. Check your PM
#4

Merchant
Central Maine
Marko is a super mod', so if he says it's OK, then it's OK.

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Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
#5
Perhaps this thread should simply be moved to the lounge.

This is new to people? A little worrisome, as it has been going on for a while now. Smartphones usually allowed the user to determine whether location tracking is enabled or not, but this doesn't apply to third-party apps.

Here are some links:

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-t...id-2018-12

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018...-apps.html

https://ig.ft.com/mobile-app-data-trackers/

Don't worry, even if your smartphone is turned off, you are still being tracked.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/...5071fe4c1e

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...nce/427047

So your wife knows about your girlfriend, and your girlfriend knows you were out fishing with your buddies instead of home sick. Worst of all, they all know about that PO box you got to receive wetshaving gear without anybody knowing about it. Wink

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#6

Member
Los Angeles
(This post was last modified: 02-07-2019, 07:36 PM by Tidepool.)
First go here:

https://9to5mac.com/2019/02/06/ios-apps-...r-screens/

Then go here:

https://guardianapp.com/ios-app-location...p2018.html

(02-07-2019, 06:04 PM)Marko Wrote:
(02-07-2019, 05:59 PM)Tidepool Wrote: I hope I am not out of line but I just found out that there are dozens of Apps for iOS operating systems and maybe Android as well that are tracking everything you do as well as looking at your screen.  One of them is Taptalk.  I do not use it but I know many of you do.  If given permission I will give the web site address where I found that out.  You have to do some searching.

By all means, please share the information Tidepool  - start a thread in the Lounge area as this isn't directly shaving related.

Thanks,
Marko

I am sorry I did not see you are a Super Mod.

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#7

Member
Ferndale, MI
News flash. If you own a smartphone, it's doing that no matter what apps you are or aren't using.

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- Jeff
#8
(02-07-2019, 07:45 PM)wyze0ne Wrote: News flash. If you own a smartphone, it's doing that no matter what apps you are or aren't using.

Yup. Here is an article from 2017, which is why I was so surprised people had not heard about this.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/techbur...264832.php

From that article:

"In April 2011, iPhone and iPad users were surprised to discover that, not only was their device keeping track of where they’d been, it also was storing very detailed location information in a plain-text file on the phone. The data was derived by way of cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots the devices encountered, and was added anonymously to a crowdsourced database.

Apple later said the devices were keeping more information than intended due to a bug, and issued a patch that reduced the amount of data. But, because it was used to improve and speed up location services, the practice continued."

It was only a bug because the location history was stored in plain text, not because it was tracking people's every movement. Those location services are used to target ads, which is what this issue is all about and why it will continue.
#9

Member
Ferndale, MI
Yep, all about the $$$$$.
- Jeff
#10

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
everything is tracking us these days, it's all about marketing and such. while you can limit your exposure to an extent, there's no way to fully cut it off unless you live out in some remote cabin without any type of communications, etc..
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.


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