iTracking You & Me

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Steve Clemons itracked DC.jpgI was off at the movies last night seeing the quite good Water for Elephants when my iPhone text messages began buzzing, buzzing more, and then buzzing again. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.
Tons of friends, whom I didn’t know really watched the news, saw NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams bit on iPhone tracking and concerns about privacy.
Turns out that I was one of the folks standing on a street corner that NBC filmed, while perhaps being iTracked!
Fun, but ironic on a number of levels.
— Steve Clemons

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7 comments on “iTracking You & Me

  1. Trudy says:

    For some strange (interesting?!?) reason, Cee’s direct link as entered actually has a couple of extra characters — two instances of “soft hyphens” (Unicode c2 ad, or %C2%AD):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v%C2%AD=IuHEX8JeH%C2%ADZk
    See if this direct link works better, erichwwk:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuHEX8JeHZk

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  2. Tank Man says:

    Of course there will be those simpletons that say so what, im
    not doing anything illegal, but just one more incremental step
    in our surviellance society’s transition to a police state. It’s
    def not an accident since the file syncs across devices, so
    what are your thoughts, an Apple initiative or an Apple/Gov’t
    collaboration?

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  3. Thad says:

    I was hoping someone convinced you to put your iTracking map up online. It would probably be the craziest/busiest of anyone I can think of.

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  4. erichwwk says:

    Cee-
    Thanks for the heads up.
    While the URL you gave does direct to what you specify, it does not go there directly. One must “cut and paste” the URL rather than click on directly. A direct clip gets one to the youtube home page, ie http://www.youtube.com/
    In the google browser, even the “cut and paste” of the URL does not direct to the specific site, but also to the home page.
    What is going on with that? Are you getting the results I am when “clicking” on the http link?

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