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Google Maps Feature- Scary

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Yard Dart, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Just one more reason to not use this technology.... privacy.....whoosh, out the door!!

    Incredibly cool new Google Maps feature is also terrifyingly scary
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I don't think I need that ---
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    What a fantastic tool for the .gov to use against you.......... and by accepting their terms of use... you would have allowed that. NO!!
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not in my Lifetime.....
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  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Is that Sergey Brin or Larry Page on the big screen?

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have, and use Google maps daily. I can find no trace of this feature at present. Perhaps it comes with the next update.
    I will check for an "opt out" button .
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  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    It says in the article that it started on the 22nd.... but it may take an update to pop on your features list..... [dunno]
  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    How long before they want to implant android based multicultural safety tracking chips, and maybe mandate Google glasses so they can record what we see as well?

    Frikkin' scary. My employer requires me to carry a smart phone. I pull the battery when I'm off duty and not on call. No other "smart" devices for me.
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  9. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    The delima is to either manage it and hide in plain site or conspicuously opt out. It's not new this tracking. Facebook tracts you and every ip you log in thru. So not sure what the problem is about using it or not. You have gps? It tracks you and stores data.

    Appreciate the heads up. One more thing to manage
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  10. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Hmmm, Just went to google maps and apparently they don't have permission to view my location.
    Looks like I'm doing things right. [coo]
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  11. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    I think (until they implant the chips) you enable it on an application on your Android device.
  12. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Yet another reason that I have a prepaid phone that just makes calls. Who says it's not smart!
  13. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    All of the company iPhones had to have AirWatch loaded by the end of May, they came out with a long email stating they would not be tracking us....
    I got rid of the six apps I had loaded and then loaded AirWatch.
    The GPS turned off on my company iPhone and they have never turned it on but when I am not on call It is locked in a steel drawer at my desk.

    Just had AirWatch installed on my phone, what can my company see? : sysadmin

    I've recently rolled out an AirWatch competitor. (MaaS360) We are up front with our staff on what we have enabled and what we've disabled.

    All Mobile Device Managment (MDM) products have to use the features Apple makes available, so the possibilities are the same for any product.

    Here's the short list of the information you can collect with a MDM system: damn near everything.

    I can pull the full hardware and software inventory. I can see your phone number, carrier, IMEI, serial number, OS version, app inventory, GPS location, network IPs, is encryption enabled, do you have a PIN set, etc.

    I could force a trusted Certificate Authority on your device, set a required proxy, and break SSL on all your web traffic. I could also force your device to connect to my VPN at all times.

    Basically, you put your trust in your company to not be evil. That's why we tell our staff the features we are using and what data we collect. In our case, it isn't much. We get the hardware inventory, check that you don't have our Exchange server configured in the native mail client, and that you have been pushed the device certificate so you can connect to the company Wi-Fi. Other than that, we've disabled everything else and the entire configuration of the system is under change control and would require approval from the C-levels (CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, etc.) to change data collection.

    In iOS, you can check what settings have been configured. Go to Settings > General > Device Management.

    AirWatch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    AirWatch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  14. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    I do not have, nor will I have, a smart phone... The wife likes to do me favors and upgrades my phone for me... Not a good thing and she is the one with a new phone...
  15. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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