Originally Posted by grit
I care to the extent that Apple is making $$$ that should be mine. Argument:
- My location is my personal, ostensibly private information, i.e. I own it until I voluntarily give it away.
- My location has monetary value to marketers, because they use it to try to sell me things.
- If a marketer finds information that I own valuable, they should pay ME for it, not Apple. Q.E.D.
Yes but you sign that away to Apple and AT&T when you buy an iPhone subscription the same as you sign away the monthly premium.
The reality is that we've been paying for the web and information technology services for the past decade or two with information instead of money. Personally, I prefer that arrangement -- I'm find with spending my information to get services instead of my cash. If I could buy a suit for my blood-type and a nude photo instead of for $2,000 I'd do it.
Now, I can understand of course why others wouldn't, and Apple and other companies should be transparent about what they're collecting so that consumers can make an educated choice to opt-out and not purchase the product -- but just remember that this information you think you should be reimbursed for is indeed already paying for something.