OnePlus rolls out airport Charging Stations with nearby notifications for its users

21 November 2020
The stations employ a beacon that will trigger an alert on supported nearby OnePlus devices.

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Adul Al Salami Kebab, 23 Nov 2020Every every phone come with Google spyware so does it even ... moreThat's why, we, the peoples, should FORCE those corporate to adopt user friendly behavior.

I can't believe I am going to say this, but :
We need to stop justifying behavior that are negative toward us and don't give us any kind of advantage or positive thing.

It look like some peoples want so much to defend those unethical practices that you would fit really well into countries like North Korea.

Me, 22 Nov 2020Seriously? Your phone is trackable even with zero apps ins... moreThis is the shittiest and most stupid possible answer to someone wanting privacy.
It is up there with if any alarm/security system was constantly connected to internet and there was none that allowed only local use, and you said "if you don't want to be spied upon, just don't consider being safe at home".
Or "if you don't want headache, just don't have a brain", that's how stupid it is.

We SHOULD be able to use tech without all the risks related to lack of privacy, that like all peoples saying this BS "then don't have a phone" you have absolutely not a single idea how bad it can become, it can literally escalade up to governments having an extra easy time to turn into a dictatorship, but also doing all kind of social engineering and manipulation in order to push peoples to desire to fund unnecessary, unjustified and unethical wars like it was done by the USA for the Vietnam war (most known exemple, clearly not the only one).

That's how bad it can become, having peoples accept things a certain way, or disappearing, it already happen in some countries, and many government would love to do that, and if you think for a second that it can't happen to your government, funnily it probably is more likely than other countries, except for Iceland I guess...
There is also all the identity thief, blackmail, public shaming, racial/ethnic specific behavior and many more things way more negative than simply targeted ads.

Peoples pointing out wrong things IS a positive thing, smartphones is one of the worse tech industry, full with tons of craps, user disrespect, unethical practices, poor choices, blatant lack of choice and diversity, abuse of dominant position and all that.
There are positive things in this world, but this clearly isn't one, if you thing being tracked and don't have your word to say about that is a positive thing, you are really dumb.
The positive thing would be if peoples were respected, that we got privacy and good devices that aren't all copy of each other with a huge price margin and stupid design decisions without alternatives.
It can change, but peoples like you are the reason why it won't happen anytime soon.

Also consider this, soon neural interfaces will come, not only the "chip in the brain" kind, but more elaborate type too, this tech WILL be able to read your though, even your memories to some extents, and this tech WILL become mandatory for many things, justice as lie detector or to confirm alibis or even as a witness, any official things like taxes, but also to open bank or insurance account, even to buy some things.
It can be done two ways :
1) We have good privacy practices, and we make extra sure this tech can't abuse one's last level of privacy being literally is own thoughts while still allowing all the amazing things this tech could provide.
2) We keep going in that direction with peoples like you justifying things that shouldn't be justified in any circumstances, and we endup in the worst dystopian future possible where you can be jailed or even killed for simply having a thought, up to having literally forced thoughts from ads and lots of shady government things that shouldn't ever be even considered.

Me, 22 Nov 2020Seriously? Your phone is trackable even with zero apps ins... moreDude, if you are so paranoid, you shouldn't even be here writing this comment in the first place. Why are you so keen on smartphones when whatever the manufacturer is can track you with or without your consent?

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Every every phone come with Google spyware so does it even matter everyone? If you wanna avoid it buy a Huawei! c:

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Demongornot, 22 Nov 2020So this is again another forced installation of a non remov... moreSeriously?
Your phone is trackable even with zero apps installed and location services turned off. And it's been tracked from the moment you put your SIM/eSIM card in it.

This is nothing new and it won't change. Just accept it and move on. And if you can - enjoy the tech, because this is the only thing that is going positive in this fucked up world.

I am so paranoid, OnePlus will never collect user data, why would they, it isn't as if they already did that.

Sure :
https://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_says_itll_stop_collecting_customers_private_data-news-27726.php

Never :
https://bgr.com/2018/01/26/oneplus-data-collection-clipboard-app/

Never ever :
https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/22/20978455/oneplus-discloses-data-breach-names-numbers-emails-addresses-exposed

OnePlus was always exemplary with private/personal data :
https://www.techradar.com/in/news/oneplus-accidentally-exposes-customer-data-a-second-time

To the point the official OnePlus website :
https://www.oneplus.com/uk/legal/privacy-policy
Doesn't say at all :
"We may collect your GPS location information if you use location-based apps such as maps, navigation and weather service apps."

Get real, every big (and even smaller) company nowaday just throw away your privacy, and most of you literally have no idea how bad the lack of privacy can get and yet you talk about it as if it was no big deal.

Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020Stop being so paranoid, the phone knows you're at the ... moreBeing paranoid for telling a known fact that when an app know your location it often sell the data ?
In a world where not a single week without a new and proven privacy related scandal hit the news ?

Please, be serious.
You think you need GPS to be tracked ?
Oh waw, you are so ignorant, data is already enough to track a user, even Wi-Fi alone when not connected is KNOWN by security experts to be a really precise way to locate someone.
In fact, even with you disable your Wi-Fi, it will still actually perform scans.

Yeah, why would anyone complain that a phone can take your privacy away and literally track you in a world where more and more dictatorship behavior are done by the government.

But I guess you know better than the UN Privacy chief :
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/coronavirus-lockdown-surveillance-tracking-dictatorship-authoritarian-united-nations-privacy-a9438561.html

You are the typical kind of person who think he is clever to say "you just want to complain" when someone point out a brand install a bloatware.

Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020Are you really that inept that you would think they are goi... moreYeah, sure, no phone company ever do that, all security EXPERT are paranoid and all the in depth explanations about privacy issues and how phones track your location are just because as expert in the matter they absolutely don't know what they talk about.
And you obviously know better than you.
And when you get in a shop and Google Map ask you to rate the place, it is only an optical illusion.

Wake up, you aren't in gummy bear land, where you go is a valuable information that can be sold.

YUKI93, 22 Nov 2020OnePlus track its users? I so doubt that.I am sure many OnePlus (or any other brand for that matter) fanboys think their brand is the best and perfectly respect their privacy, while in truth, not a single brand do, that's one of the reason why the need for privacy isn't taken more seriously.

It seems like OnePlus is a popular brand in India. I'd be so surprised to know if mainland China doesn't even have this thing at all.

Demongornot, 22 Nov 2020So this is again another forced installation of a non remov... moreOnePlus track its users? I so doubt that.

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Demongornot, 22 Nov 2020So this is again another forced installation of a non remov... moreStop being so paranoid, the phone knows you're at the airport anyways so long as you've got gps turned on. Why would anyone be bothered that their phone knows they're in an airport? People just love to complain

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Demongornot, 22 Nov 2020So this is again another forced installation of a non remov... moreAre you really that inept that you would think they are going it to track your location? You need to take off your tinfoil hat.

  • Anonymous

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Anonymous, 22 Nov 2020And Nothing of value was lost I assure you what comment is this?

So this is again another forced installation of a non removable app by OnePlus with this one capability to track its users.
Wow, OnePlus, you just reached a new low here !

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uk7866, 21 Nov 2020Aha exactly and with India being no.2 of the countries with... moreAnd Nothing of value was lost I assure you

  • Anonymous

This is a really cool tech! Wish it became open to all makers and commonly used for public charging stations.

Anonymous, 21 Nov 2020This makes so much sense with the current worldwide situation.Aha exactly and with India being no.2 of the countries with the highest deaths sadly from the pandemic

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