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Your smart phone applications are watching you — much more closely than you might like......Lookout Inc., a mobile-phone security firm, scanned nearly 300,000 free applications for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and phones built around Google Inc.'s Android software. It found that many of them secretly pull sensitive data off users' phones and ship them off to third parties without notification........The data can include full details about users' contacts, their pictures, text messages and Internet and search histories. The third parties can include advertisers and companies that analyze data on users.
Originally posted by Dock9
I choose not to use a mobile phone (cell phone) so it doesn't affect me
But more to the point - who are these people who spend their lives allegedly monitoring our phone calls, our computers, etc. ?
Do they exist ?
With the average person making umpteen mind-numbing calls each day (each hour ?) and with the content being of interest to only their tiny mind, how would the masterminds ensure their alleged army of listeners didn't suffer burn-out after one day ? I mean, have you heard the emptiness of most of the calls made ? Have you studied those who make them -- such as the 'Seeking 5 seconds of Fame' types who stroll along supermarket aisles, pretending to be unaware of their CAPTIVE audience as they discuss whether or not to buy the satay or soy sauce ? LOL
If there DO exist armies of people crouched over headsets as they listen to the utter humdrum and garbage which passes for the majority of mobile phone calls --- then we need only find out where the world's largest insane-asylums are located. Find the asylums -- and the phone-monitoring barracks have to be close by. Hand in hand they must be