Sick of the privacy pilfering.|
- Oh you'd like this feature would you? HAND OVER YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
For no good reason.
Why the fuck does traffic on maps require location data?
Otherwise all the cars could be stacked on top of each other.
They use it to know where the traffic is.
Otherwise it would need to load the traffic data for the whole country.
Lukus 19,524 posts
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Lukus wrote:Dunno. It's their long term plan at least.
Isn't that information taken via the RAC or whoever? By other means that don't require your location.
This way Apple know when to break into your house and steal your PC.
Lexx87 20,863 posts
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Is this question as stupid as it sounds?
Why would it need to know where the cars are to tell you where the cars are?
Speak the truth hussy!
RyanDS 10,063 posts
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Surely otherwise it would be streaming you data for every road in the entire country and the bandwidth would be silly. Whereas by knowing your location it can just send the area you are in?
Phattso Best Moderator, 2014 14,277 posts
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The question isn't as silly as it sounds at all - if all you're doing is viewing traffic data then it could get the location of the traffic you're interested in from, you know, the bit of the map you're looking at. It would have to be disabled when you zoom out to a certain point though because, as my sage fellow forumites have pointed out, it would consume all the bandwidth in the known universe.
That said, the OP clearly is conducting illegal illicit activities and doesn't want to be tracked. I've passed their IP address to the proper authorities. They should be knocking at the door about...... now.
Personal data is the new virtual currency these days, your information is worth a lot of money to companies. It's also good for governments because they can keep a close eye on what their citizens are doing.
I'm sure the Government are all having a good at all the Apple Maps users inadvertently driving into reservoirs.
/Answers door naively
Apple temporal investigations who? Wha!? No I wasn't in the process of committing a premeditated wank...
Tom Cruise!! Wait no please Tom! Not the bludgeon wand! NOooo not there!! No I don't want to be FUTA
mcmonkeyplc 39,659 posts
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Come and get it cumslingers!
EMarkM 3,690 posts
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I think we can all learn something from this.