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Rainmaker
3,182,302
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've heard that, but at this point I don't care.

Mar 01, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,041,713
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Sure do, but to shut off most of those features shuts down the apps most people love to use. I dont think you can win these days

Mar 01, 2016 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,553,972
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yep, I know & agree with Scott. Very frustrating that I take off apps & Sprint updates put them right back on. I'm afraid to root my phone because if it's done wrong you end up with what they call a 'brick' - a useless phone.

Mar 01, 2016 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,101,183
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All the time.

Mar 01, 2016 10:23 PM
Ambassador
2,362,170
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 George Orwell was a prophet.  So was Aldous Huxley. 

  We are indeed living in the "Brave New World" of "1984".

Mar 01, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,269,984
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Big Brother needs to know we are not terrorists!

Mar 01, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,138,421
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Maybe that is why I leave it in my office when taking a shower......

Mar 02, 2016 10:13 PM
Ambassador
4,300,966
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Greg Cremia we are in the world where privacy is #1 concern.....despite our right to live a life we want to live..

Mar 02, 2016 01:39 PM
Ambassador
3,680,834
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes.  And it's a very smart phone, too!

Mar 02, 2016 12:45 PM
Ambassador
4,328,321
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It might as well be, big brother is watching from everywhere else too.

Mar 02, 2016 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,258,337
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yep.

Mar 02, 2016 10:55 AM
Ambassador
3,983,611
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes I know and I choose to keep the tracking own so if I lose it I can find it.

Mar 02, 2016 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,089,027
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

good luck to my cell phone....hope it enjoys all that it hears!!!

Mar 02, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,811
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You can stop it if you want to.

Mar 02, 2016 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,382,417
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Greg Cremia Yes, everything it asks for your location, they are monitoring your location, your surfing habits, your buying habits etc.

Mar 02, 2016 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
742,430
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have nothing to hide from my cell phone.

Mar 02, 2016 01:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,470,900
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sure.

Mar 02, 2016 12:33 AM
Rainmaker
140,318
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Oh yes.  But I tolerate it.  I leave the tracking on for safety, or else I would shut it off.  Every bit of data on phone and computer is being tracked.  No privacy in the world anymore unless you are totally off the grid.

Mar 01, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,317
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Mar 01, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,344,740
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yep! What can you do in this age of technology?

Mar 01, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,399,014
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It doesn't surprise me.  

Mar 01, 2016 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
80,003
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

It doesn't bother me that my phone is spying on me.  It probably thinks I am boring and work too much. 

Mar 01, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,104,420
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think even my new microwave is spying on me.

Mar 01, 2016 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
442,659
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Yes but most of us make that trade-off.  The weather app needs to know where I am, the map app needs to know where I am, Siri needs to know where I am so she can find the closest Starbucks.  Most of us don't know anywhere that's secret or exciting on our daily rounds -- and if I do, I'll leave my cell phone at home!

Mar 01, 2016 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,349,327
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Of course.  

Mar 01, 2016 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
742,121
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yep. Which is hysterical, given that my speech-to-text thinks I say all kinds of stuff I don't. So whoever's listening to me thinks I'm 2 Corinthians shy of a Bible. Here come the Bible ads.

Mar 01, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,053,914
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

yes

Mar 01, 2016 09:31 PM