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    Default Intact Insurance App tracking my Physical Activity

    So just went through some of my apps to make sure permissions are all in order.
    I get to my Intact Insurance app and I see everything turned off as I had but obviously over the course of some updates they have pushed out on my Android phone, "Physical Activity" is turned on?!

    I believe this can track your walking, driving, running habits. Basically they can see if I was talking/texting and driving or other info that could be used without my overt acceptance.
    Just a warning for all to go check that app if they have it.
    Sneaky bastards!

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    Have I ever mentioned I kinda hate apps? Like I'd rather just log into my account on a real computer the once or twice a year that I need it? Yeah, well, I do.
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    Why do you have an insurance app installed? Uninstall that shit immediately.

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    Amazon Alex/Google Home mines your conversations, whether prompted or not, for meta data.

    Facebook has profiles on everyone even mentioned on their platform, whether or not those people have active accounts.

    Apps track where you go, what you do, and how you do it.

    We live the dystopian dream lol.

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    No Facebook account and I don't own a google home etc.
    I get it. Tough to avoid being tracked but I try. I'd pay for a non tracking phone if it was a thing.

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    Why do you have an insurance app installed? Uninstall that shit immediately.
    Had to get immediate pink card to register new vehicle. Removing now.

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    Just turn off their access to that in the settings.

    Some apps also require weird permissions because they are based on old versions or use a sensor that is part of that group. I don't know if this is the case for that particular app or not, but with Android you have granular control over every app's battery usage, background data usage, location/physical tracking, etc. I always recommend everyone go through app-by-app (you can also sort by permission) and deny various apps of the things you don't want it using. Do yourself a favor, start with Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat and turn it all off haha.

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    Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I can already picture the apps the insurance companies will want you to use. Requiring access to GPS.
    https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/410...-car-insurance

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    It's all settled but talk about a bunch of sneaky manoeuvres to get this data. I'm certain it originally didn't want permissions for that. Just permissions to store data and camera (which I turned off).

    Be vigilant out there!

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    I have the app on iOS but don't see that setting, I use it for the digital pink card feature
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    That's nothing, I had to submit nude pics to get my Beyond account verified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    That's nothing, I had to submit nude pics to get my Beyond account verified.
    Standard protocol.
    Pre-2008, we had to meet rage2 at his office downtown. Then too many 08 n00bs joined causing a bottleneck and it all went digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Standard protocol.
    Pre-2008, we had to meet rage2 at his office downtown. Then too many 08 n00bs joined causing a bottleneck and it all went digital.
    I can't believe it's been 11 years since the crackdown on 08 bashin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam c View Post
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    I have the app on iOS but don't see that setting, I use it for the digital pink card feature
    I was going say that the digital pink card will eventually force the apps on everyone.

    No escape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    That's nothing, I had to submit nude pics to get my Beyond account verified.
    That's all? Hell, I had to submit. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    I was going say that the digital pink card will eventually force the apps on everyone.

    No escape.
    Screen shot. Delete app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    Just turn off their access to that in the settings.
    I tried that with the Samsung laundry app for when it asked for contacts, messages, etc.
    It would continually error out and I just said fukkit I don't need this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
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    I can't believe it's been 11 years since the crackdown on 08 bashin'.
    There was a crackdown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny View Post
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    There was a crackdown?
    I'm like 90% certain that's why Join Date was removed from user profiles until the most recent version update. Too much noob bashing. So we switched to comparing e-peens via user ID number.

    11 years ago, jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    I'm like 90% certain that's why Join Date was removed from user profiles until the most recent version update. Too much noob bashing. So we switched to comparing e-peens via user ID number.

    11 years ago, jesus.
    I remember those days
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam c View Post
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    I remember those days
    I had much more hair then.

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