posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:21 AM
Originally posted by femalepharoe
reply to post by Rocky Black
thanks for your honesty and attention.
Yes these are facts.
Thanks to everyone else. Though, admittedly no one has said "your GPS is turning on by itself bc _a__"
or "your cookies are based in Indonesia because ____b__"
so...Ill just have to take the ...info(?) and draw my own conclusions..as usual.
What AzureSky said right here
is the right way to go.
I don't have a smartphone, but if I had one, I'd do exactly what he was doing. The reason I don't have a smartphone is because I don't want my phone
to be "smart". Wink wink.
A horrible dossier of smartphone surveillance abuse has accumulated over the years. Here's just
As for cookies based in Indonesia: cookies aren't based anywhere: cookies are used by browsers to make certain things persistent across a stateless
protocol such as HTTP. Translated, this means enabling things such as "logging in", on a site such as this one. A cookie is nothing more than a little
text file with one or more numbers or strings, which are presented to the web server every time you make a request, so that the web server knows,
through your cookie, that you are you and you are logged in. Sometimes cookies are used by advertisers to track you across sites. They have more ways
to do that than just cookies though. Also be aware of the "flash cookie" phenomenon, which exist outside of, and are impervious to, normal cookie
housekeeping. Adobe Flash, too, is a technology designed to screw you over. I'm not kidding. It has its roots in copy protection, and as far as I'm
concerned, is only here because it's a DRM enforcement technology. Hence RTMP. (And notice how ATS uses Flash as a reverse Turing test in their image
upload menu, but I digress)
How and why this cookie supposedly gets you Indonesia, I don't know. Clean up your cookies and the problem should be gone. If the same thing happens
again, I doubt it's because of cookie settings. If you don't trust your phone then have it checked. Better yet, root it and install your own OS, like
AzureSky. That's the way it's done. But remember, smartphones are little government spy gadgets, normal phones were and are worse enough as it is.
edit on 10-1-2012 by snowcrash911 because: (no reason given)