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StuartMW
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Australian smartphone users concerned by tracking

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SMARTPHONE users are worried Big Brother is watching them and tracing their every move through their device.

New research by consumer ratings agency Canstar Blue found 29 per cent of smartphone owners were concerned their whereabouts could be tracked through their phone.

»www.news.com.au/technology/techk···30736388

But I'm sure they use them anyway...
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Dude111
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Yup just like american sheeple!



La Luna
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Re: Australian smartphone users concerned by tracking

They're just now figuring this out?



ashrc4
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F.Y.I.
Saw a review of Google and it's products recently on ABC au. and the Google representative was boasting about it's ability to monitor all androids to gather intel on how fast each moved in traffic, to give valued updates on traffic to help traffic congestion in all area's.
Not sure how but, gps co-ordinates would seem like the answer here...enabled or not.
IF Google gets in trouble for something......expect speeding fine at some stage.
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OZO
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That's why Google offers "Google Maps" app for free. It requires users to be always online - to send GPS coordinates back to Google in real time.
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Juggernaut
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And that's why you disable it.



Dude111
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Or have NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT GARBAGE!!



La Luna
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Yeah, we could go back to using the pony express too. Very practical.



jadinolf
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said by La Luna:

Yeah, we could go back to using the pony express too. Very practical.

Well, pony express worked quite well.

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La Luna
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said by jadinolf:

No, I don't remember.

Are you sure?


norwegian
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Re: Australian smartphone users concerned by tracking

Would this be relative then?

Security researcher calls for Australian cookie audit

The University of Canberra's Centre for Internet Safety (CIS) has called for greater powers for the Office of the Information Commissioner to assist with a crackdown on the use of digital cookies.

In a report dubbed "Taming the Cookie Monster" (pdf), CIS security researcher Dr Paul A Watters said internet users were not informed about how their personal data was retained within cookies.

Dr Watters said more research needed to be done to determine the prevalence of tracking cookies that targeted Australian users, along with an audit of how and if explicit and informed consent was taken when personal data was stored in cookies.

The Office of the Information Commissioner should be granted powers to seize digital evidence and run forensic analysis on IT systems to investigate organisations' use of cookies, he said.

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