It may sound like good news but you have to peel the onion back and see what is really going on in regards to Apple’s surveillance and data mining business practices.
Apple products are no more private or secure than Google or Facebook due to Apple’s surveillance and data mining business practices.
In some regard, Apple is worse than Facebook because an Apple user is paying Apple upwards of $1,000 for an iPhone that is supported with intrusive and exploitive preinstalled content (apps, widgets, etc.) programmed to enable the developer to surveil and data mine the product user for financial gain.
An Apple product user has to pay for the product where as Facebook is free, not that I’m defending Facebook’s surveillance and data mining business practices either their business practices suck as well. I’m Just making a point consumers of connected technology need to understand.
To prove my point, I filed a privacy complaint with the FCC against T-Mobile in 2015 that produced an astonishing admission from T-Mobile who admitted that connected products supported by the android OS and Apple iOS are not private or secure forms of telecommunications and computing due to surveillance and data mining business practices employed by all parties concerned. Don’t take my word for it, read T-Mobile’s admission yourself:
“We, too, remember a time before smartphones when it was reasonable to conclude that when you activated service with T-Mobile that only T-Mobile would have access to our personal information. However, with the Samsung Galaxy Note, the iPhone, and many other devices, there are indeed a variety of parties that may collect and use information.” — T-Mobile Privacy Team (FCC Consumer Complaint #423849 Filed by Rex M. Lee/Public Record).
The T-Mobile admission is nebulous and to this day there are questions that need to be answered such as:
“What entities make up a “Variety of Parties”?”
“How does each entity use, share, sell, purchase and aggregate the product user’s surveillance data (e.g. location data) and sensitive user data collected from telecom related product supported by the android OS and Apple iOS?”
“Is the product user’s surveillance data and sensitive user data ending up in the hands of data brokers, state actors, bank & insurance underwriters, employers, business competitors, institutions of higher learning, law enforcement or any other entity that can bring harm to the product user?”
These questions need to be answered for after all who wants to pay for harmful and exploitive telecommunication products such as an Apple iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy Note?
At the end of the day, we all have become “uncompensated information producers” who are being exploited for financial gain at the expense of our civil liberties, privacy, cyber security and safety by companies we patronize with our loyalty, trust and hard earned money such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon and other tech giants who support a Surveillance Capitalism business model that supports products and services that require payment to participate.
We are buying intrusive and exploitive connected products and producing a valuable commodity in the form of surveillance and sensitive user data while our technology providers collect, use, share, sell, purchase and aggregate the valuable commodity for financial gain without compensating the product user who produces the valuable commodity in the first place. This is called "cyber-enslavement’
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