Skip to comments.MSNBC: Minorities hit hardest by iPhone tracking technology
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 MSNBCs 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, theres new concern that tracking technology purchased by police can lead to racial profiling, Roberts said. You are looking at whats 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 dont know how exactly theyre 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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What say we take a big bite out of that Apple?
Getting an iphone soon...
What, the race-baitng poverty pimps did not include women and children, too!?
LMAO @ these fools.
Big corps are EVIL!
Looks like a couple of FLY Fisherman.
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.
Was there ever any question?
Most telling editorial I have seen “Hit hardest” must be the new code word for guilty of the most crime.
Does MSNBC have any Minorities hosting a Show?
Rachel Maddow is the closest thing they have I think.
She is their token Homosexual minority.
Minorities can afford advanced technology? Who knew
How many “minorities” own an iPhone anyway? 2 or 3?
20 or 30 million probably,and most on your dime.
Didn’t Jesse Jr. whine about the I-Pad a few days ago? What is it with race pimps and Apple?
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.
LOL! Hey, minorities: the solution is simply, just use your phones less or none at all.
Thank you. Have a great evening.
Because the gov is paying for it in some way.
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.)
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.
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