就算關掉 Google 的定位服務也還是會蒐集位置資訊...

就如標題所寫的,Quartz 獨家刊出來的新聞,即使你關掉 Google 的定位服務,Google 還是會蒐集你的位置 (而且跟 Google 發言人確認後也證實):「Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled」。

而且是全背景作業,在你沒有開定位服務,沒有插 SIM 卡,也沒有跑任何 app,他就會將定位資訊傳出去:

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card?

從今年年初開始這樣搞的,Google 發言人只宣稱這個資料並沒有被用來整合到「network sync system」,並且會立即丟掉 (所以你還是不知道被用到什麼地方):

“In January of this year, we began looking into using Cell ID codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery,” the Google spokesperson said in an email. “However, we never incorporated Cell ID into our network sync system, so that data was immediately discarded, and we updated it to no longer request Cell ID.”

這句話的意思其實代表著是丟掉 raw data,改以統計的方式轉移存到其他系統。

另外 John Gruber 在「Google Collects Android Users' Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled」其實寫的更直接:

If they were “never used or stored”, why did they start collecting them in the first place? This is like a kid caught with their hand in the cookie jar saying they weren’t going to eat any cookies. Sure.

白話一點就是「你當我傻逼啊」。

應該會促進 microG 的發展... (參考「microG 的進展...」)

b-mobile 的おかわり的速度

tl;dr:真的很慢 +_+

b-mobile おかわり 是先前因為 eplus 需要手機簡訊認證而辦的日本門號,想說剛好進日本也可以拿來用...

可以參考「Re: [問題] 日本旅遊有低門檻手機認證的方式嗎」與「b-mobile おかわりSIMの速度実測・レビュー・評価まとめ【9月】」。

實際跑了 n 次測速,除了深夜與清晨的速度比較快以外,其他時間下載大多都在 1.x Mbps 左右,拿來跑 Line (包括 Line 語音) 還可以,刷有圖片的服務就頗慢了... (像是 Twitter 或是 Facebook),如果是影音服務的話就很慘了 XDDD

是剛好可以拿來練習 Git 離線作業啦 XDDD 但之後如果要來玩的話,應該還是會辦張吃到飽不限速的 SIM 卡吧...

Gemalto 被 NSA 與 GCHQ 滲透的問題...

前幾天 Snowden 發佈出來的消息,全世界最大的 SIM 卡製造商 GemaltoNSAGCHQ 滲透進去,取得所有的 SIM key:「NSA/GCHQ Hacks SIM Card Database and Steals Billions of Keys」、「Gemalto Hack May Have Far-Reaching Effects」。

The attack, reported by The Intercept, is breathtaking in its scope and audacity. Attackers allegedly associated with the NSA and GCHQ, the British spy agency, were able to compromise a number of machines on the network of Gemalto, a global manufacturer of mobile SIM cards.

不過,只要牽扯上 NSA 與 GCHQ 這對搭檔,事情直接往最糟糕的方面去想就好了。可以假設他們家所有的產品線都失守,包括 AWS 所使用的硬體 2FA:「Multi-Factor Authentication」。

這讓我頭好痛...