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Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
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Ashu001
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9/22/2014 | 12:33:05 PM
Apple is a past master at Consuming Consumer Data .
Kelly,

If one looks at all those Revelations from the likes of Jacob Applebaum,Edward Snowden,Jonathan Zdiarski (and many more) closely you can easily identify the Obvious .

Every Single iPhone on the Planet ships Data first to the NSA and from there to the GCHQ(and other Components of the Five Eyes Network).

What Liberty are you talking about?

Why the Fake Sense of Outrage?

You think the Secret Service were crazy to deny Obama his Beloved iPhone once he became President?

You think the Russians and Chinese are mad to Ban all Government Officials from using Apple Devices?

Its an open Secret Globally (even NSA Employees Joke about it)-Any User Buying an Apple Device is basically telling the NSA that you can use all My Information Happily.

Definitely Not An Apple User.

 
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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9/22/2014 | 12:22:09 PM
Re: NY Times Take
Thomas,

Have to Agree wholeheartedly here.

You remember that Scene from the Transformers 3?

Where that Robot,transformed into a Watch which attached itself to Shia Le Bouf's hand and would'nt let go of him(it could sense every single thing he said,Felt and Did) till its Function was Accomplished?

That's where I fear all these Wearables are taking us today(and Also why I will very proudly be a late,Very Late Adopter in this area).

Being Hep and super-cool can definitely take a back seat as far as I am concerned.

 
Thomas Claburn
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9/16/2014 | 6:25:00 PM
Re: NY Times Take
I wish I could be optimistic about the privacy implications of wearables. But privacy is the exception in the tech industry rather than the rule. I don't see that changing any time soon.
ChrisMurphy
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9/16/2014 | 4:55:13 PM
NY Times Take
The New York Times just posted an editorial "Smartwatches and Weak Privacy Rules" on this topic: 

"The country should welcome innovative health devices but should also make sure that they do not becomes tools to invade individual privacy."


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