/linked/2017/08/22/strafach-accuweather

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anonymous:
Do a lot of people use a weather app and NOT allow the app to use location data? That seems pretty weird.
9:13 pm — Tuesday, 22 August 2017
@anonymous:
Good point. Claiming not to use location data but collecting it anyway (for a third party) though is inexcusably shitty and should get them (at least temporarily) booted out of the app store.
9:47 pm — Tuesday, 22 August 2017
weather:
doing location outside location services - it's just another battery drain.

gonna have to set a firewall on my home router to block a bunch of these sites, and see what breaks.
11:07 pm — Tuesday, 22 August 2017
anonymous:
Built in weather app still sucks, but Gruber can't say that and collect his Apple check.
12:47 am — Wednesday, 23 August 2017
My Optional Name:
>There are plenty of excellent weather apps in the App Store that would never blatantly abuse your privacy like this. Off the top of my head: Dark Sky, Weather Line, and Carrot, to name just three.

How does he know they don't do the same thing?
3:26 am — Wednesday, 23 August 2017
@My Optional Name:
> How does he know they don't do the same thing?

Spoken like a man who doesn’t know how network analysis tools work.
11:30 am — Wednesday, 23 August 2017
anonymous:
Yes, I find it entirely believable that Gruber has done a series of network analysis experiments and then didn't mention them.
4:06 pm — Wednesday, 23 August 2017
My Optional Name:
>Spoken like a man who doesn’t know how network analysis tools work.

I understand them perfectly well. I also understand that Gruber never so much as suggested he utilized them to verify the claims he made.
3:48 am — Thursday, 24 August 2017
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