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25. Thanks for the links info, but no worries! Now please. Just read the Wired link. The police "news" isn't really true.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 12:41 AM
Nov 2023

Your Wired link shows how to turn all that off, which is what I just did.

turn off the NameDrop feature for your iPhone?
Start by opening your Settings, then
tap General and AirDrop.
Go to the section labeled Start Sharing By and toggle Bringing Devices Together to the left.
On this page, you can also change the settings for who can AirDrop information to your phone...

Even though you shouldn’t worry very much about the NameDrop feature on your iPhone, it’s important to be aware of how your smartphone can leak personal data. A good place to start is by checking to see whether you’re sharing location data in a way you don’t actually intend to. Another basic step to keep your iPhone secure is to update the software as soon as the new option becomes available, so Apple can patch potential exploits.

Calm down. Apple's gonna be okay. If you want to privacy proof your phone, you can do all that in Settings.
Go methodically through the stuff that you want 'on' or 'off.' Think about if you've ever used it. If not, turn 'off.'
If you don't want Siri -- and you shouldn't, not for one damn thing -- go through every Siri related connection and shut it all off.
Go through all your apps and turn off those you don't use. Even delete some from your home page that you've never used and likely won't.

The big thing to keep you from being manipulated is to turn off Notifications for anything but a phone call or text -- even then, just use sound so you can turn your ringer on or off.
Apple is better at privacy proofing than any Android.

It's Zuckerberg using AI to leak facial recog and other FB stuff that folks should keep an eye on -- he's got a 2 billion human market out there, only one AI lab researcher, a sort-of AI lab, but really, no research, just AI use for profit. Zuck wants his AI to identify faces in photos, recognize spoken commands & translate between languages, and so, bots would patrol Facebook digital world take instructions like China's WeApp does: want an airline reservation? ask a bot. Order flowers? a bot will do it. But none of this will be in the open and transparent world of other AI uses, just in Zuck's corporate profit moat. Remember what he did with Cambridge Analytica and how he let other real world shit happen. He's been in front of Congress a couple of times, and he'll have to be back in 2024 if he's nailed for anything happening because of Facebook.
Thank you. ananda Nov 2023 #1
Geez. Elessar Zappa Nov 2023 #2
Thanks. I just turned it off. yardwork Nov 2023 #3
According to Wired, it requires consent each time you "NameDrop" your contact info unblock Nov 2023 #4
My default setting was marybourg Nov 2023 #5
Exactly. "With contacts only" negates random iphones Ninga Nov 2023 #17
You have to hold the top of the phones together. edisdead Nov 2023 #6
Thanks! I don't really see the benefit for me so I turned it off. 50 Shades Of Blue Nov 2023 #7
I couldn't figure out what my work and personal phones were doing when I stacked them on top of each other one night. Mad_Machine76 Nov 2023 #8
Mating Hekate Nov 2023 #11
It wasn't iPhone sex? ArkansasDemocrat1 Nov 2023 #15
Thanks, even though it seems it defaults to contacts only... haele Nov 2023 #9
Who thought it was a good idea? OldBaldy1701E Nov 2023 #10
Although they did try a thing called "bump" which was neat technology. forgotmylogin Nov 2023 #13
What? I don't see it on my iphone 11. Cha Nov 2023 #12
Just who the fuck thought THAT was a good idea? Warpy Nov 2023 #14
I remember Android-like phones having that feature long before Apple ... Auggie Nov 2023 #16
The person already has to be one of your "contacts" before the air drop marybourg Nov 2023 #18
Thanks for this post. @Apple, it was a dumb idea to turn this feature on by default. n/t iluvtennis Nov 2023 #19
Another reason I'm glad that I have Samsung! Initech Nov 2023 #20
The phone notifies you and you have to agree to share your info. Kablooie Nov 2023 #21
Before everyone panics brooklynite Nov 2023 #22
The two phones have to be in physical contact, then... LudwigPastorius Nov 2023 #23
Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works usonian Nov 2023 #24
Thanks for the links info, but no worries! Now please. Just read the Wired link. The police "news" isn't really true. ancianita Nov 2023 #25
Thanks for the info. captain queeg Nov 2023 #27
Whoa! Thanks! Turned off, thank goodness! n/t KatK Nov 2023 #26
Please read the Wired article. The coppers were wrong and doing their usual dodgy fear inducement hype bollocks Celerity Nov 2023 #29
Bought a new phone last week and it carried over all my old settings even after last iOS update MistakenLamb Nov 2023 #28
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