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Gonewest
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Incept: 2015-02-26

PacificNW
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Off topic but related. Saturday I received an email from one of my credit card companies (Citi, through Costco). It says something to the effect, you don't have to notify us of your upcoming trip. We aleady know about it because you purchased airfare with your credit card. I was quite surprised. I know the credit card companies run algos to cut down on fraud and can sort of track you through the location of purchases. But this seemed to be quite a more.

As Karl points out here, these companies are using the data they collect for way more then you anticipate when giving them (or not) permission.
Jpg
Posts: 433
Incept: 2009-03-23

MI
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A half-hour I had never heard of "Ethereum".

Then, the guy in the cubicle next to me started talking about what sounded like a "flash-crash" in the Ethereum market.

Then, out of the blue, an Ethereum ad shows up on www.wunderground.com (weather forecast site).
Supertruckertom
Posts: 1306
Incept: 2010-11-07

USA
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Someone's mike is turned on and someone is listening.
TV's do that all the time now.
Karl warned us about them years ago.
Laptops.
Your phone too.
Now that stupid Amazon thing.
It makes thought crime very enforceable.

How did they catch the UnaBomber?
They printed his manifesto in the papers.
His brother read the manifesto and correlated it to the rambling letters Ted Kaczynski had written him and then called the FBI.

Yep, it is all probably done automatically now.

For everyone.

Industrial Society and Its Future : T Kaczynski

http://editions-hache.com/essais/pdf/kac....

Draw your own conclusions.

Tom.









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Supertruckertom
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Incept: 2010-11-07

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Yet Bill Ayers walks among us.
Both wrote manifestos.
Both were bombers.
One had a support network.
One didn't.


Prairie Fire - The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism : The Weather Underground


http://www.sds-1960s.org/PrairieFire-rep....

Who has control of the system?



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Burya_rubenstein
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Incept: 2007-08-08

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Almost every Android app out there asks for Full Internet Access - even one whose sole purpose is TO TURN THE FLASH LED ON AND OFF. There are a FEW exceptions - Droid48 and a permissions explorer being among them.

I have a couple of apps that remove permissions from APK files. Unfortunately they won't run without Full Internet being turned on. But they DO run in Airplane Mode (which I trust, since you don't **** with the FAA!) So they get used to strip out Full Internet from any app whose duty should not require it. And the permission stripper gets deleted after its work is done and before turning the radios back on.

Unfortunately some apps need net access: the VOIP app being one of them. And Google Play is built into that device, though I kill it regularly and get the apps from apkpure - through a laptop runnning a Live CD image at the library.

I've been wondering whether to root the Android phone. Any down sides? (Assuming I can actually succeed at it of course.)

(This is a different phone from what I'm typing this message on, which is the grandfathered-in Boost phone, which while it's better than most phones in its class simply doesn't have the horsepower for most of the things that this blog entry discusses. And GPS on it is blocked for third party apps.)
Tickerguy
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Incept: 2007-06-26
A True American Patriot!
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There IS a downside to rooting, in that if you have a rooted device any compromise that gets in there can REALLY **** you.

The good news is that if you have root you can load a "private" /etc/hosts file, which will (mostly) kill adds dead.

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