UPDATE!!…just found out Google is doing the same thing with their Android phones!
In all fairness to Apple we need to wait for SJ to respond and I’m sure the ‘Terms & Security’ issues will be addressed…It better be because my wait for the iPhone 5 depends on it!…PM
This is something you accept every time you blindly click away Apple’s terms and conditions. The policy was last updated on the 21st of June, 2010 — the same day that Apple released iOS 4. Guess what? It talks a lot about collecting and using non-personal information, including location data. Here are a few choice paragraphs:
We also collect non-personal information – data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.
Apple then cites several examples:We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where an Apple product is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
The company later expounds on location services specifically:To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Apple and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.
If this issue really concerns you, then there are a few things you can do right now to take control of your privacy. First, you can go into iTunes and start encrypting your iPhone and iPad backups. Second, you can purge the consolidated.db files sitting on your various hard disk drives. Lastly, if your device is jailbroken, you can install the free Untrackerd app to continuously clean the consolidated.db file. That should keep you busy while we wait for Apple to respond.
……..predicts her return to power????????
They’re both nucking futs.
(The Hill) — President Obama this week predicted that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hasn’t seen her last stint as House Speaker — an indication Democrats remain confident they can win back control of the House sometime in the not-too-distant future.
“What can I say about Nancy Pelosi?” Obama told members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco on Thursday. “I think [she] will go down in history as one of the finest Speakers that we have ever had, and she is going to continue to be, in the future, one of the great Speakers that we’ve ever had.”
The Scranton police union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the city for an off-duty drug arrest made by Police Chief Dan Duffy in March.
A rare occasion: someone ( JOSE ) is allowed to do something.
What an AWESOME musical ‘parody’ and it also makes a GREAT ‘ringtone’ for your phone……Christina has a GREAT website ( http://www.obamasongs.net/#! ) with more songs and a link where you can download Obummer 1 & 2 and Obamanos 1 & 2……….PM
Imagine the unbridled outrage form leftists and their Kept-Whores in the media if President Bush were to have ignored the plight of tens of thousands of Americans in order to go campaigning. But let Obama do it and they are all silent.
President Obama is opting not to visit the tornado-ravaged areas of the South, choosing instead to embark today on a three day tour out West where he will try to boost his political standing by talking up his approach to the deficit and raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats. The tornadoes, part of a storm that rampaged though six states Saturday, resulted in one of the worst disasters of any kind in the United States since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scores were left injured or homeless while 45 people were killed – about four times as many as died in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the subsequent oil spill last year. In North Carolina alone, there were nearly two-dozen storm-related deaths Saturday, with 130 homes destroyed and an estimated 700 more damaged.
Not only is Obama staying away from the region, he has said almost nothing publicly about the tragedy beyond an interview with a North Carolina TV station and a very brief mention at a White House prayer breakfast. The president has failed to make the kind of national, attention-getting public statement presidents offer during crises to comfort victims by expressing the condolences of the nation and to seek charitable aid.
Sunday, he went golfing. On Monday, he did sign a disaster declaration for North Carolina, which will free up federal assistance to the state.
Vice President Biden has also failed to show up. He’s cooling his heels today at home in Wilmington, Delaware. The disaster did not even merit a visit from Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar who – without any apparent irony – was in Boston Tuesday announcing a new wind energy project.
Security researchers have discovered that the latest operating system powering the iPhone and iPad keeps a log of everywhere you go, recording both the location and time you were there. The feature has been around since June 2010, meaning some iPhones have nearly a year of location history recorded in a single file — every step, trip to the park, family vacation and more. And that, said security experts Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, who uncovered the file, poses serious problems.
“It became clear that there was a scary amount of detail on our movements [in the iPhone],” they noted in a post on their website.”By passively logging your location without your permission, Apple has made it possible for anyone from a jealous spouse to a private investigator to get a detailed picture of your movements.”Apple did not respond to calls or e-mails for comment from FoxNews.com.
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The International Olympic Committee announced that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn and given it to U.S. President Barack Obama.
Olympic officials said Obama deserved the medal more than Vonn because no one has ever gone downhill faster than he has.
A Russian arrives in New York City as a new immigrant to the United States He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you Mr. American for letting me into this country, giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care, and a free education!” The passerby says, “You are mistaken, I am a Mexican..”
The man goes on and encounters another passerby. “Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America.” The person says, “I not American, I Vietnamese.”
The new arrival walks farther, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand, and says, “Thank you for wonderful America!” That person puts up his hand and says, “I am from Middle East.
I am not American.” He finally sees a nice lady and asks, “Are you an American?” She says, “No, I am from Africa.” Puzzled, he asks her, “Where are all the Americans?”
The African lady checks her watch and says, “Probably at work.”
On The Laura Ingraham Show today, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) compared Obama’s arrogance to that of a “third world dictator.” He also dismissed Michelle Obama’s military outreach campaign as nothing more than campaign gimmick. West reminds listeners that 60% of fatalities in Afghanistan have occurred since Obama moved into the White House. West also compared the Obama-media to the cast of Glee.
Via FOX Nation:
This is one BINGO GAME no one can lose playing for sure. I used to avoid listening to Obama’s speeches. Now, I look forward to the next one.
Here is something to help make Obama’s speeches almost tolerable. Just print this page, distribute it to friends, and listen to his next speech (be sure to read directions at the bottom).
Worst. President. Ever!!
Thanks to the failed economic policies of the Obama Administration and Dimocratic lawmakers the S&P downgraded the US credit outlook.
After dismissing Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann as serious presidential candidates Monday on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer compared Donald Trump to racist Al Sharpton, “Haley Barbour looked calm and collected compared to the other three. I think he’s the only serious one of the ones you showed. Serious in the chance of winning in 2012…
Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are wonderful Republicans but neither one has a chance of winning the nomination… And then there’s Trump. Trump is the Al Sharpton of the Republican Party. Provocateur and clown. Unserious. I think he’s going to harm the party.”
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….the Obama government is simply saying, “they can be better parents”. Are there parents sending their children to school with unhealthy food, you bet, but one they are a minority, and two this is NOT child abuse or is it against any know law that I know of. We can NOT continue to allow these Dimocrats to force THEIR will on us as what pertains to what’s right and what’s wrong, and what we can do and not do in raising our own children…..What needs to happen here is to EDUCATE all parents AND children on what to eat and how not to become obese children and adults which leads to higher ‘health coverage’ which we all end up paying for. For Obama to say NO to bringing homemade lunches to school is in NO way the solution to the problem and he knows it!…..PM
Democrats are always pushing us towards some fascist system where all our choices are made for us!!
From President Obama’s hoemtown:
A Chicago school has banned homemade lunches to protect students from their parents’ bad choices, the Chicago Tribune reports.
But students at the kindergarten-through-8th grade Little Village Academy say they are often forced to go hungry because school lunches are so bad.
Principal Carmona says only kids who have a medical excuse are allowed to bring their own food. “Nutrition wise, it is better,” she told the paper. “It’s milk versus a Coke.”
This is a typical Dimocrat solution to every problem: OBEY, OBEY, OBEY, OBEY
You WILL eat our healthy lunch, it’s for the greater good.
You WILL use our eco-friendly lightbulbs, it’s for the greater good. If you won’t we’ll just ban the old ones outright.
You WILL pay more for gas or get a “green” vehicle, it’s for the greater good. If you don’t we’ll keep interfering with domestic oil exploration and let the price of oil keep shooting up until you have no choice but to comply.
You WILL pay tax dollars to bail out the UAW, it’s for the greater good. Especially come election time.
You WILL pay 60% in taxes, it’s for the greater good. Unless you are a typical Democrat voter, then you will likely get more back than you pay in taxes, but don’t you dare call it welfare!
You WILL make home loans to people with bad credit, it’s for the greater good. Then when the stock market finally chokes on the trillions of mortgage backed securities we made you create we’ll just blame you for it.
You WILL pay tax dollars to fund abortions, it’s for the greater good. If you dare to disagree we’ll say your against women’s health screenings.
This is what thuggery looks like. They don’t want to hear your side. They don’t want to discuss your views. They want you to shut up and be silent.
This is today’s TrumkaObama American left. They must be soooo proud.Via Breitbart TV:
Maybe, just MAYBE Trump has the goods.
VERY INTERESTING, some new data on our President!
The ultimate “birther” story. Interesting take. It makes sense that Trump would not take up this issue if he hadn’t done his homework. Or it could be like LBJ’s famous quip: “let him deny it.”
Trump is correct, Barry Soetoro, AKA Obama is hiding something in his past that is very bad… and it may not be his citizenship. (Trump would not say this if he did not know something and he has the money to get the dirt…)
As an IRS tax examiner,one of many former federal jobs, I have seen what it appears Barry Soetoro has done, mostly by illegal aliens attempting to acquire a new identity in the U.S and/or criminals looking to acquire a new ID.
Barry, AKA Obama, was lawfully adopted by a foreign national, Lolo Soetoro, and Barry’s name was legally changed to “Barry Soetoro”. (Barry’s own admission) Barry Soetoro was also made an official legal Indonesian citizen. (again Barry’s own admission) The adoption would be noted in Barry’s vital statistics record in Hawaii on his original birth certificate…
OR Lolo Soetoro may have always been Barry’s legal birth farther. The public does not know for sure at this point who Barry’s father really was and Barry himself may not know.
Barry was raised as a Muslim in Indonesia and attended a Catholic funded school that permitted all faiths to attend.
Barry’s mother dropped him as a dependent for some reason, maybe even when Barry was adopted by Lolo Soetoro. His mother’s passport records dropped Barry as a dependent indicating Barry was no longer a legal dependent of his mothers. (The passport records of his mother have been produced showing Barry was no longer a dependent when Barry was permanently residing in Indonesia.) Barry went to Hawaii to live with his alleged grandparents after Lolo Soetoro and Barry’s mother divorced.
A “certificate of live birth” can have names changed on it including a child’s birth name, and birth parent’s names. Even a modified date of birth can be on a “certificate of live birth”. This occurs frequently for adopted children where the birth parent does not want the child to know who they are. The public has no idea who Barry’s real birth father is or who Barry’s real birth mother is. (Barry could have been adopted by his mother) The original birth certificate is the only legal vital statistics record of a person’s birth parents, birth location, birth date, etc… I can get a “certificate of live birth” for a dead person; I cannot get a birth certificate of a dead person without“Deceased” on it. (I’ve tried)
you can read the rest HERE
Obama may have never met a “czar” he didn’t like and he’s not about to bid farewell to any of them now, despite a budget deal he struck with Republican leaders last week that eliminated four of these positions.
Obama issued a statement saying he would ignore the part about his czars and their NOT going anywhere!
Read the rest of this article …. HERE
Comrade Obama may not have to worry about the media managing to get him reelected in 2012. His work might be done by then.
That is, at the rate he is plunging us into debt, the economy might already have collapsed:
Overall, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal debt increased by $3,646,116,554,704.36 between Jan. 20, 2009, when Obama was inaugurated, and April 13, 2011, when he gave a major speech announcing a plan to deal with the debt.Given that the Census Bureau estimated in March that there are 117,538,000 households in the United States, the $3.6461 trillion increase in the debt under Obama works out to $31,020 per household.Obama has now been in office 27 months. The $31,020 per household increase in the federal debt under his watch thus equals a per-household increase of $1,148 per month.Now he says he’s going to deal with the debt by a method any idiot could have predicted: raising taxes. Every time our looter government steals a nickel, it spends a dime and then demands more, leaving the economy that much weaker.
No country can sustain this insanity indefinitely. Unless Obama et al. can be pried out of power, we are facing total ruin.
After two years of Obama… Here are the changes! (as of March 31st)
|January 2009||TODAY||% chg||Source|
|Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.||$1.83||$3.104||69.6%||1|
|Crude Oil, European Brent (barrel)||$43.48||$99.02||127.7%||2|
|Crude Oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)||$38.74||$91.38||135.9%||2|
|Gold: London (per troy oz.)||$853.25||$1,369.50||60.5%||2|
|Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL||$3.56||$6.33||78.1%||2|
|Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL||$9.66||$13.75||42.3%||2|
|Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob||$13.37||$35.39||164.7%||2|
|Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall||7.6%||9.4%||23.7%||3|
|Unemployment rate, blacks||12.6%||15.8%||25.4%||3|
|Number of unemployed||11,616,000||14,485,000||24.7%||3|
|Number of Federal Employees, excluding Military||2,779,000||2,840,000||2.2%||3|
|Real median household income (2008 v 2009)||$50,112||$49,777||-0.7%||4|
|Number of food stamp recipients||31,983,716||43,200,878||35.1%||5|
|Number of unemployment benefit recipients||7,526,598||9,193,838||22.2%||6|
|Number of long-term unemployed||2,600,000||6,400,000||146.2%||3|
|Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009)||13.2%||14.3%||8.3%||4|
|People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009)||39,800,000||43,600,000||9.5%||4|
|U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings||5||9||n/a||10|
|Present Situation Index||29.9||23.5||-21.4%||11|
|Failed Banks (2010 + 2011 to date)||140||164||17.1%||12|
|U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate||89.76||82.03||-8.6%||2|
|U.S. Money Supply, M1, in Billions||1,575.1||1,865.7||18.4%||13|
|U.S. Money Supply, M2, in Billions||8,310.9||8,852.3||6.5%||13|
|National Debt, in Trillions||$10..627||$14..052||32.2%||14|
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation’s history.. Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane. 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury