“Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group warned that ‘Samsung want to get to know you – but they are behaving like a peeping Tom,'” Murphy reports. “He added: ‘Samsung have taken spying on their customers to a whole new level. What you can’t see, and can’t hear, won’t worry you — or so it hopes.'”
“Samsung’s beacon technology lets it watch EVERYTHING you’re browsing – even porn,” Murphy reports. “German researchers claimed these ultrasonic beacons can ‘link the watching of even sensitive content such as adult movies or political documentations to a single individual – even at varying locations. Advertisers can deduce what and how long an individual is watching and obtain a detailed user profile to deliver highly customised advertisements,’ they wrote.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Ignorant and/or foolish consumers often get reamed.
Now to be fair, this is only because Android is an inferior product peddled to tech illiterates who do not value their privacy and/or who are unable to recognize a half-assed knockoff from the revolutionary original.
Android is a BlackBerry clone that was hastily rejiggered to mimic iPhone at the last minute. Obviously, mistakes were made.
So, the Android rush-job is a security nightmare. It’s fragmented. It’s too many cooks in the kitchen. It’s crap-by-committee junk.
And anyone who rewards blatant thieves by settling for Android deserves their fate. — MacDailyNews, May 23, 1015
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