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Old 03-05-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies


"Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you’re not the customer, you’re the product. And in this case they’re not even attempting to camouflage that. Mitch Lowe, the company’s CEO, told an audience at a Hollywood event that “we know all about you.”"

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/05/mo...-after-movies/
 
Old 03-05-2018, 04:54 PM   #2
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Not too many years after "What Hath God Wrought?", the legal issue of wiretapping began in the 1890s, following the invention of the telephone recorder. Its constitutionality was established in the Prohibition-Era conviction of bootlegger Roy Olmstead.

Today, however, people appear to still be "so enamored of Internet technology" that they have (so far!!) been content to utterly forget the very same concerns that their (apparently, "much more worldly ...") ancestors had very-instinctively evidenced, more than 120 years before . . .
 
Old 03-05-2018, 06:30 PM   #3
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Only if you let it. I'm constantly nagged re location services not being on; tell some-one who cares. It gets turned on when I need it - only.
Current Android also has more fine-grained per-app permissions. Even if they don't like it.

Then you also have the option of a custom ROM.
 
Old 03-13-2018, 04:11 PM   #4
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This lesson is one that I keep nagging my kids about.
 
Old 03-13-2018, 04:23 PM   #5
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https://www.moviepass.com/

Well. My one horse town movie theater does not honor that service. So it is 100 mile one way drive to get to a theater that does. But it has a bowling alley and everything included. One of thos Cinergy movie theaters.
Not worth the gas money so I gotta pass on that. I had to google search that living in the boon docks.

But I can understand how a movie fan would not give a hoot on being tracked while saving cash on his druthers.
So big city folks are probably rolling their eyes and saying " whatever " to this concern.

My movies at my theater are 5 bucks for senior citizens like me. I think 11 bucks for everyone else.
Popcorn in the concession stand is over priced like in all movie theaters though.

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Old 03-13-2018, 08:38 PM   #6
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But I can understand how a movie fan would not give a hoot on being tracked while saving cash on his druthers. So big city folks are probably rolling their eyes and saying " whatever " to this concern.
Not this big city folks. But I know one young pup--not related, and he's a Linux sysadmin to boot--who takes the "I've got nothing to hide" position. To paraphrase Nero Wolfe, "Pfui! Everyone has something to hide."

And some things are just nobody's business. That's what the concept of privacy is about--some thing's are nobody's business.
 
Old 03-14-2018, 02:48 PM   #7
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The younger generations grew up (are growing up) with no concept of privacy, freedom etc... Being indoctrinated into "The Brave New World" mindset from early on has rendered them as simple organic automatons. It is shocking how quickly smart phones, social media etc... have downgraded human intelligence.

In the UK, almost every square inch of London is videotaped and under surveillance, there is a reason phones have cameras and microphones and it has nothing to do with user convenience. With a smart phone you are walking around with a wire tap, that has the ability to listen to and see everything you do. Stalin, Hitler and others could only dream of this nonsense, yet we have willingly accepted it. Same goes for those devices like Google home, Apple TV, wifi cameras, laptop cameras etc...
 
Old 03-14-2018, 08:50 PM   #8
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YouTube and Facebook etc. have become nothing more than electronic bread and circuses, a form of soma, building a society of stupid.

Climate change will probably finish the job.

Not that I am pessimistic or anything.

Update:

This article from SUnday's New York Times seems germane. It reports on research that indicate falsities spread much more rapidly on "social media" than truths and offers some theories as to why. It resists summary, but I'll try: falsities tend to be more titillating, because they are at variance with what's expected, so they therefore catch readers' attention.

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