New iOS 8 feature protects users from location-based WiFi tracking

By Justin Kahn ยท 6 replies
Jun 9, 2014
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  1. More features likely to appear in iOS 8 when it ships are continuing to surface. Another interesting change in Apple's popular mobile OS not mentioned on stage at last week's WWDC keynote is the way iOS 8 will handle MAC addresses...

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 870   +393

    Only a small fraction (none that I can even think of) would be considered "bad tracking". For example... in Calgary there is a major thoroughfare that goes on for about 35 km's, and they have signs up showing "time to **th ave" which is very handy. how they do this is your phone tags the tower and then when it tags the next tower the time is calculated anonymously to the road signs. This is just 1 example when sometimes people care about "privacy" (cool buzz word of the times) a bit too much and paranoid about everything.
  3. Hey Rippleman...why didn't you sign up on TechSpot with your real name? and for that matter, what's your address? and phone number?

    How do you feel about privacy now?
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,480   +973

    Definitely a great feature...

  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +70

    I was always planning on having someone write my android app if the phone is stolen on iphone but I give up. Removes many of the apis you thought would always work. Dumbbell. No need to buy a mac.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,279

    Maybe you don't remember but we all had to sign up on TechSpot with our real names and email addresses, You could've used your real name as a nick if you wanted to.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,544   +427

    I think my first name is associated with my account, I don't remember being required to give my real name. You can use a temp email account to sign up.

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