European privacy watchdog concerned Google Maps for iOS violates law
0. phoneArena posted on 15 Dec 2012, 23:50
The Independent Center for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein in Germany says that the set-up page...
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1. KingKurogiii posted on 15 Dec 2012, 23:58 2 3
Google: oh...okay. *changes "Accept and continue" box dialog to "Opt-In and continue"
10. Droid_X_Doug posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:48 2 2
Sometimes Euro watchdogs get a little on the pedantic side. If the issue is legit, then the fix is an easy one that can get pushed in a maintenance release. No big deal.
15. networkdood posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:02 0 0
Exactly, this will be an easy fix - but they should offer that option at the startup screen - for Android users, we know where to go to opt out, so we do not care.
3. wendygarett (limited) 6 days ago posted on 16 Dec 2012, 00:55 5 8
Downloaded Google maps on my iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad 2, and the new iPad :)
11. Droid_X_Doug posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:51 3 0
What, no OG iPhone? Or the 3G? No complete collection?
13. wendygarett (limited) 6 days ago posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:26 0 1
I thought Google maps apps are applicable for ios 6 only? Lol
17. Droid_X_Doug posted on 16 Dec 2012, 19:33 0 0
Wasn't Maps on each phone until iP5 with iOS 6? And isn't gMaps compatible with iOS 5 (maybe even v. 4)? If so, then you should be able to get gMaps on the 3G.... :-)
18. wendygarett (limited) 6 days ago posted on 16 Dec 2012, 19:41 0 0
Ios 4 and 5 had Google maps built :)
4. cripton805 posted on 16 Dec 2012, 01:26 6 0
Am I really that important that someone would really care about where I go?
7. maier9900 posted on 16 Dec 2012, 03:41 1 0
You don't need to be famous... we are all watched !!!
9. cripton805 posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:58 2 2
Well I guess they will know everytime I wipe my ass.
19. maier9900 posted on 17 Dec 2012, 05:00 0 0
Glad i don't have their job... !
5. crankyd00d posted on 16 Dec 2012, 01:34 0 2
Stupid politicians, the way I see it is that it is Google's service, so they should have the right to ask people to help improve it
6. soshi posted on 16 Dec 2012, 02:02 1 0
even if there is option to turn it off I still turn it on. I want they improve their service and I love they make new product user oriented. laws is just for the rich, they want money
8. lukasound posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:32 1 0
As soon as I see an action from anyone's part (google or government) in abusing my personal data, i will turn it off. Until then, i will keep it on if it might improve google services.
12. skymitch89 posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:03 1 0
14. Edmund posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:33 0 0
"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services."
16. networkdood posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:03 0 0
if you are so worried about it, then do not even use google products...end of story
20. rajagopalan.k posted on 17 Dec 2012, 07:31 0 0
you want accurate positioning of places around you....
but you don't want to tell exactly where you are????