So, it is okay for every American company to track the living shit out of us, but if someone outside the US is going to do, that is when we need to be concerned? Got it. I'm being somewhat sarcastic -- basically any app capable of tracking the device should not be allowed on a government owned device unless it has been vetted. But if idiot Americans wants to give up their information, who are we to stop them?
I don't quite think this is "much ado about nothing", there is a very small kernel of legitimate concern -- but the coverage has blown things way out of proportion.
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