Computer programs are very complex pieces to create. To create a computer program, you have to connect thousands of different code together. Each code enables something else to initiate. Usually, the absence of just some of this code can prove harmful to the overall operation of the program. There are instances in which this confusing code helps hide commands that we are not supposed to see. This is known has spying. The code allows the program to obtain data on what we are doing at all times. News has broke that the iPhone might be one of these programs.
Several members of the popular group Hackint0sh believe they have proof that the iPhone has been spying on us. The team spent several hours going through the code of the IPhone. Someone eventually discovered evidence that proves that iPhone users are indeed being spied upon. What was discovered was that code in the Stocks and Weather applications has the phone send your IMEI number (the unique number that identifies your IPhone) to Apple. This means that all your personal information and everything that you are looking at is being sent to the Apple headquarters. What we might have here is yet another example of a company invaded our privacy and eventually claiming that it is strictly a marketing tool.
Apple covers its behind though. If you spend some time reading one of their long manuals that many of us seem to just ignore, you will find information regarding the IMEI. Apple explains that they are not reliable for the transfer of information once you activate your iPhone. This is a sneaky way of avoiding having to ask the user if they want a privacy option or not. Apple does this because they do not want you to have this option at all. It is in their best interests to hide this information and have you allow the information to monitor what you are doing. This information can prove to be incredibly valuable to Apple and all of its business partners. The information can be used to decide future marketing campaigns and what to do with the iPhone in the near future.
Many of us are probably going to act outraged that we are being spied upon. The sad reality is that this happens far more often than many of you even realize. You are being tracked and watched every single time you log onto Google or Yahoo. Each site takes your information and uses it to market certain products or services towards you. They also use the information to further enhance their own products. Millions of programs come equipped with this type of technology. It is becoming the easy way for large corporations to conduct increasingly difficult marketing research. Spy software allows the companies to save plenty of money. You can even be led to believe that the software Associated Content uses does the same exact thing.
So the question arises around the fact of should we or should we not be made at iPhone spying on what we are doing. My answer to this question is no. If we were stupid enough to not read the full manual before using the product, this is our own fault. We enter into an ironclad agreement that could of easily been avoided. All we would of had to do is read the manual and decide that the product was not for us. This would of been a stupid choice as well because everything is programmed to watch what we are doing. We use the internet to learn and companies use the internet and all of its technology to learn about us.