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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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A friend of mine has made an app that offers locations of commerical department of transportation police and weigh stations.

Its been up an running for about a year.

Then one of his tech buddies showed him something very interesting.

He created a user agreement program that if people accept, the program can let us view a persons contacts, pictures on phone, listen through their mic and watch through their camera.

And it seems most people accept this, which requires a person to reveal these things if they want to use that app.

It is endless entertainment

how is this legal ?




posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

endless entertainment? i'd say boring. in that sense it maybe illegal.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: Bloodworth
how is this legal ?


Simple. Consent.

You're welcome.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

Android app developers do this quite often. It is stunning how many people blindly install apps without any thought of permissions and how they might be used.

It is wise to give them a look, as well as privacy policies.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

dont bother. they say they made it. so it is out there



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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You've just explained pretty much every single app that works with facebook... if you have a "smart phone" and use any social media sites you sign away any "reasonable expectation of privacy"...



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth




the program can let us view a persons contacts, pictures on phone, listen through their mic and watch through their camera.


You have to be creepy AF to even want to do that.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:25 AM
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posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

They can listen to me all day. They'll soon get bored...



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: Bloodworth

endless entertainment? i'd say boring. in that sense it maybe illegal.


In my experience, it's the fun stuff that tends to be illegal.

OP I'm not even surprised by this, it seems par the course these days, hackers don't really need to hack cameras and mics anymore - as LightSpeedDriver said, consent is freely given.

I wonder if people actually read user agreements and understand them sometimes.

Smartphones are nothing more than glorified, souped-up police tags, IMO.

(I now own one, so guilty as charged)




posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

i was expecting you. how i miss that knife every now and then.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: Damla

What on Earth are you on about? You've said this to me a few times now - this is a discussion board, where people come to discuss things.

If you visit and engage often, it's likely you'll see the same names pop up.

I'm not responding to you further in this thread, because I know how it will end up.

ETA, we need a 'block' function.


edit on 2/10/2018 by MerkabaTribeEntity because: Eta



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
a reply to: Damla

What on Earth are you on about? You've said this to me a few times now - this is a discussion board, where people come to discuss things.

If you visit and engage often, it's likely you'll see the same names pop up.

I'm not responding to you further in this thread, because I know how it will end up.



How does it end up? Genuine question. Please answer.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

Back and forth bickering, which ends up with our posts being deleted by Mods and us both getting a telling-off, lol.




posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

i am saying. just once agree with me. say " hail caesar" or something to that affect. make it a different day.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: Damla

Hail Ceasar!

I was making a joke earlier, about how it's the fun stuff that's usually illegal, I think we just get lost in translation sometimes,




posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

it is boring stuff that is illegal. i see no point in robbing an actual bank. i am serious. it is boring and pointless.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Whatever floats ya boat huh?

I do nothing but talk crap anyways, wouldn't mind some feedback on when I'm drunk and start busting my moves though.

I personally think I'm awesome at twerking.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

it is boring stuff that is illegal. i see no point in robbing an actual bank. i am serious. it is boring and pointless.


So...

Rob a homeless person of his shoes or a blind person of his dog or stick?

Sounds fun.



posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990

wow. i wasnt expecting that. i thought i would have to do it anyway.

as usual there is one thing only that is not boring. it is the love of friends.
ahhh the dances and the music.




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