[aklug] Re: OFFTOPIC (sort of) android and ATT samsung S4 Active. And a question.

From: Greg Schmitz <greg@amipa.org>
Date: Wed Jul 31 2013 - 23:24:52 AKDT

On 7/31/13 12:41 AM, Arthur Corliss wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jul 2013, techno curmudgeon wrote:
>> <paranoid rant>
>> Being basically paranoid, especially when ATT is involved in
>> anything, is
>> this yet more ATT spyware attempting to phone home?
>> </paranoid rant>
>> And then I immediately moved up my plans to root and re-flash. Which is
>> when I discovered the above.
> Let me get this straight: You're using a "smart" phone running Google's
> platform, and you're suspicious of the *carrier* ?! Really? It's okay
> that
> Chrome, under the pretense of "safe browsing" is logging and storing
> every
> page you view, and AT&T has the spyware? Really?? Google tracks your
> movements across the web on every site that uses a Google API,
> service, or
> web stats, and demands that you "opt out" of recording your history --
> never
> mind the leap of faith required to believe they actually delete that
> history
> -- and AT&T is the bad guy here? Really???
> Google, a company potentially more dangerous to the American pursuit of
> liberty than the NSA itself, gets a clean pass?
> Hell, if AT&T did surreptitiously record your activity at least you'd
> have
> some legal avenue to pursue since it was done without your
> acknowledgement
> and permission. Federal judges, however, are already on board with the
> concept that you have no expectations of privacy for any information you
> willingly share with a commercial entity, and that means Google has legal
> authority to abuse the crap out of you fanboys.
> I wasn't going to respond to this e-mail, but the hypocrisy and misplaced
> anger, man, it's just mind blowing.
> Disclaimer: yes, I work for AT&T. That said, I don't work for mobility
> and
> I have no knowledge, direct or otherwise, of any illegal shenanigans
> being
> perpetrated by AT&T. Feel free to dismiss the above as a mindless
> drone protecting his overlords. Or take the time to think about it.
> *All* commercial and government entities need to be watched like a
> hawk if
> you give a damn about liberty. That includes AT&T and that sure as hell
> includes Google.
> --Arthur Corliss
> Live Free or Die
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