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MSNBC: Minorities hit hardest by iPhone tracking technology
Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/22/2011 5:06:02 PM PDT by Zakeet

Victim politics meets Big Brother-style technology, who would have thunk it?

Friday on MSNBC’s daytime programming, host Thomas Roberts explained that in the wake of revelations the iPhone tracks your movements with its operating software, minorities, specifically blacks and Latinos are most vulnerable, since they use their cell phones more than whites according to a Nielsen study.

“Alright, so one day after learning of a hidden iPhone feature that tracks your every single move, there’s new concern that tracking technology purchased by police can lead to racial profiling,” Roberts said. “You are looking at what’s called the ‘Universal Forensic Extraction Device.’ It can copy the entire content of a cell phone including text messages, contacts, GPS data and do it in just minutes. Michigan State Police purchased this device, though we don’t know how exactly they’re using it but civil liberties groups worry that the device endangers the privacy rights of blacks and Latinos. A Nielsen study shows blacks talk on average twice as much each month on their cell phones as white counterparts.”

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KEYWORDS: apple; cellphone; privacy; racism

What say we take a big bite out of that Apple?

1 posted on 04/22/2011 5:06:04 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Don't start nothing, won't be nothing.

Getting an iphone soon...

2 posted on 04/22/2011 5:08:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Zakeet

What, the race-baitng poverty pimps did not include women and children, too!?


3 posted on 04/22/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Zakeet

LMAO @ these fools.


4 posted on 04/22/2011 5:10:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (GAME ON. I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Zakeet
This is why I traded my smart phone for a new safe phone.


5 posted on 04/22/2011 5:10:28 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Zakeet
Wymyn and kids - hardest hit.

Big corps are EVIL!

6 posted on 04/22/2011 5:13:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: umgud
LOL, almost as good as Max Smart's shoe phone.


7 posted on 04/22/2011 5:15:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

8 posted on 04/22/2011 5:15:55 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Zakeet

Looks like a couple of FLY Fisherman.


9 posted on 04/22/2011 5:16:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet
Any offended minorities can, of course, simply "hang up the phone".

For quite some time now it's been pretty obvious that you can't talk on your cellphone with your pants dropped down around your knees so that element of gangbanger style is disappearing.

Then, too, txtng (texting) is forcing them to learn at least one readable spelling convention ~ which is to the good ~ and DICTION has improved to an absolutely remarkable degree. "sewhuzup" doesn't work on cell systems.

I see signs of the Second Coming in all this.

10 posted on 04/22/2011 5:16:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Realman30
Does MSNBC have any Minorities hosting a Show?
11 posted on 04/22/2011 5:16:58 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Zakeet

Was there ever any question?


12 posted on 04/22/2011 5:17:06 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Zakeet

Most telling editorial I have seen “Hit hardest” must be the new code word for guilty of the most crime.


13 posted on 04/22/2011 5:19:43 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: scooby321

Does MSNBC have any Minorities hosting a Show?

Rachel Maddow is the closest thing they have I think.

She is their token Homosexual minority.


14 posted on 04/22/2011 5:21:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: scooby321
In the PC scheme of things, isn't Randy Maddow considered a minority?
15 posted on 04/22/2011 5:23:27 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Zakeet

Minorities can afford advanced technology? Who knew


16 posted on 04/22/2011 5:28:00 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Zakeet

How many “minorities” own an iPhone anyway? 2 or 3?


17 posted on 04/22/2011 5:29:37 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

LOL,good one!

20 or 30 million probably,and most on your dime.


18 posted on 04/22/2011 5:31:56 PM PDT by Mears
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Do they know the racial makeup of IPhone owners or are they just guessing? I would be willing to bet that the majority of IPhone owners are white. That would put an end to this argument if it's true.
19 posted on 04/22/2011 5:48:32 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Zakeet

Didn’t Jesse Jr. whine about the I-Pad a few days ago? What is it with race pimps and Apple?


20 posted on 04/22/2011 6:26:09 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Don't start nothing, won't be nothing. Getting an iphone soon...

Indeed, the entire Bill of Rights only benefits criminals. By definition, an honest people trust their government. Nice point, gov_bean_ counter, you've earned your paycheck today.

21 posted on 04/22/2011 6:28:11 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Zakeet

LOL! Hey, minorities: the solution is simply, just use your phones less or none at all.


22 posted on 04/22/2011 6:28:18 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Talisker

Thank you. Have a great evening.


23 posted on 04/22/2011 6:31:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Zakeet
"A Nielsen study shows blacks talk on average twice as much each month on their cell phones as white counterparts.”"

Because the gov is paying for it in some way.

24 posted on 04/22/2011 6:33:28 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Thank you. Have a great evening.

No, thank you for the government's permission to voluntarily relax for 12 hours, and, for the sake of future assessment, the establishment of the presumption that I will, and did, do so.

(Being a government bean counter, I know you know how it's those little things that count so very, very, very much.)

25 posted on 04/22/2011 6:46:37 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Venturer
lol

True-

The racist, children, gay, environmental, the old and sick “appeal to emotion” fallacy largely works because of a populace that is so uneducated and unable to think critically or even just come up with a consistent thread of consciousness.

“Critical thinking” as taught in American education means to challenge anything patriarchal, Judea-Christian, the traditional family and American exceptionalism. “Open minded” means that you should without question embrace every pop culture, gay, revisionist historical, secular relativistic, humanistic, diversity, egalitarian gibberish. That's essentially the humanities as taught in American education today.

Combine that with a weak education in math and the natural sciences, no formal logic or instruction on the common fallacies, a diversity oriented education that essentially neglects the cultural significant in order to ensure time is devoted for the diverse but culturally insignificant, the suppression of real science and facts in a near Middle Age form (think of how they purposefully suppress the risks of homosexual sex in health class so that they gay community is happy albeit 25% of all gay men in urban areas are HIV/AIDS positive) and the removal or religion (starting 1962 thanks to the Kennedy's), being supplanted starting in the late 80s by these charlatans ethicist’s and you get what we have today.

Kids graduating from American schools know a lot, just not what is right and wrong nor how to apply logic or critically think. 50 years ago Obama would not have not gotten elected because of “racism” as the modern kid is conditioned to think, but no one would have voted for someone with such dubious ties, weak moral positions and lack of experience or pertinent education. However, today the modern college kid and those all the way into the mid 30s are a different story. What we have today is largely due to a failing education system.

26 posted on 04/23/2011 8:34:22 AM PDT by Red6
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To: Zakeet

China: Beijing to Track People’s Movements via Their Mobile Phones
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2683459/posts


27 posted on 04/29/2011 6:50:31 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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