Seppia wrote:Am I the only one concerned by the fact that Apple collected our fingerprints first, and now is collecting our faces?
I don’t know, I’m maybe paranoid but I’ve always avoided Android for privacy concerns, I also never activated the Touch ID and would never activate the Face ID either.
To get back on topic, since I got back from the USA I have never upgraded, because in Italy company phones are usually android, so I kept my old iPhone I got from work in NYC back in the day.
I still have a 6, thinking about upgrading on my dime to the upcoming iPhone Xr, it will have the same chip+ram as the Xs but at 25% less cost.
Don’t really care about the worse camera as on today’s iPhones they are just different grades of awesome.
The Xr seems to render even the option of a used X pointless.
I may try to skip another generation though.
EVERYTHING captures your image. Everything.
Any “thing” that has the ability to capture data AND connect will compromise you and leave you vulnerable. Any thing. If you draw power - read: attach yourself to a power line - from the grid I can compromise you. If you connect wirelessly - cell or WiFi - I can compromise you. Unless you own your own bandwidth and you make the devices that connect to that bandwidth and only communicate with others like you on that bandwidth and you have created that bandwidth to travel securely along its frequency you’re fucked.
The only way to remain secure is to not be on the grid, in any way. Do not connect. The moment you walk by an ATM or drive through a camera’d intersection or turn your phone on or sit in a restaurant minding your own business but two tables away a young kid takes a random selfie and you’re inadvertently in the background you’re fucked. I was told, over a decade ago: if you can plug it in I can compromise it. And nothing I know today has dissuaded me from that belief.
So just jump in with both feet, that’s what I’ve done. I got this email recently saying they had compromised my camera and watched me watching porn, and they wanted money or they’d distribute the images to those in my contact list. Here’s my response: