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New York legislator seeks to ban "spying" apps

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:46

Many of these tracking applications seem to provide a rather “varied” user experience, but the nature of...

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posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:52 8

1. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

The legislator probably is afraid to get caught with a prostitute, banning these apps will make it easier for corrupt politicians to seek and run for higher office.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:12 3

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

You're not allowed to spy on anyone unless you're the U.S. government than it's okay to spy on everyone... to protect our freedom.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:40 2

5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I'm in favor of this ban. I'm also in favor of a PRISM ban, but well we know thats never gonna happen...

You know, what with double standards and all.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:26 1

3. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

but the government spying with PRISM is ok right?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:40 1

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Government does it, Google does it, so why not?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 12:38

6. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

More bans coming from New York... shocker. Maybe the idiot should actually take the time to check out the apps before banning them based on rhetoric. You have to request permission and have people approve to be added to your tracking list. Makes it really difficult to use for nefarious purposes, but can help you keeping your teen out of trouble, or perhaps track down a loved one if abducted by one of the predators he claims will benefit from this app. I hate stupid people but especially stupid politicians who's stupidity can impact the masses.

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