Apple is Giving Users a Trust Score

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Gawd Staff Member

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    Venture Beat reports that Apple is giving its users "trust scores" based on how they use their devices. The updated privacy policy says that calls and emails will be used to determine the score. An Apple correspondent told Venture Beat that the system is intended to fight iTunes fraud, and that the only data it receives is a numeric score.

    "To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase. The submissions are designed so Apple cannot learn the real values on your device. The scores are stored for a fixed time on our servers." This provision is unusual for a few reasons, perhaps the least of which is that Apple TVs don’t make phone calls or send emails. As such, it’s unclear how Apple computes the device trust score for iTunes purchases made through Apple TVs, but there’s other potential “information about how you use your device” that could be scraped and abstracted.
     
  2. Darunion

    Darunion Chin Poon Specialist

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    I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. -Siri
     
  3. DrBorg

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    Sounds like they learned something, working with the Chinese.
     
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  4. wluneski

    wluneski n00bie

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    Sorry. too much pr0n. We have lowered your score.
     
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  5. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    iTunes fraud? Wait...from what we've seen recently iTunes is the fraud. Oh right. In the big data era, trust is not a two-way street.
     
  6. Hallucinator

    Hallucinator Limp Gawd

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    That's like the car manufacturers still follow you, counting the miles on the odometer you have driven.
     
  7. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Holy shit! If there was ever a reason NOT to buy an iPhone, it would be this.
     
  8. Oldmodder

    Oldmodder Limp Gawd

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    The car makers sort of do, when you go to the dealer and they plug into your OBD port, they can tell a lot about what you have been doing.
    And dont worry cars will get wifi soon and soon you will be tracked / mined by your car too, and that in real time then.
     
  9. Wrecked Em

    Wrecked Em [H]ere for the GangBang

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    Soon they'll check your iTrust score when you apply for a loan.
     
  10. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +11

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    Couldn’t be worse than the credit agencies.
     
  11. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    my iPad score is -432
     
  12. Silverlok

    Silverlok n00bie

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    Some of apples new and upcoming features will be ;

    The Apple-Youth ( initiative ) : to help teach children how to to improve and keep improved customer scores

    The Apple-Core ( initiative ) : to encourage customers to increase their own scores by informing apple-core of other customers score lowering behaviors

    (and)
    The Apple-Solution ( action ): to remove low and falling customer score customers from the apple eco-sociosphere to enhance the experience for higher scoring customers
     
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  13. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    1984 called, they want their advert back.
     
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  14. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Humancentipad is coming. And people would still buy apple.
     
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  15. DrBorg

    DrBorg Limp Gawd

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    But would it read the License Agreement? :D
     
  16. YeuEmMaiMai

    YeuEmMaiMai Death Incarnate

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    replace Apple with China and voila you have what the Chinese are doing
     
  17. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    I will take a score of zero in exchange for you not listening in on my calls and reading my emails...
     
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