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post #21 of 44
this is just going to turn into another lawsuit and rightfully so. after reading into it they are basically packaging your personal information together and wrapping it with a nice bow so it can be stolen
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post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by whitingnick View Post
Kinda scary. I use a HTC Evo 4. HTC users be aware.




http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...s-to-your-info
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......OK, now i am calm.

EDIT : Hoe do i re..how is that called ( cm7 or whatever ) and what do i lose, and how will it protect me / help me ?
Edited by Shadowness - 10/4/11 at 4:44am
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post #23 of 44
Those are not the only phones, the HTC Sensation might be one of them also
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post #24 of 44
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this is just going to turn into another lawsuit and rightfully so. after reading into it they are basically packaging your personal information together and wrapping it with a nice bow so it can be stolen
this.
post #25 of 44
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Nothing new, HTC has been doing this for ages... as has google, and apple. It isn't anything new, just don't download any rouge apps(these companies only use it for advertising purposes, however a rouge app could use it for more malicious things) and you shouldn't have any trouble
*rogue
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*rogue
Meh, I was typing that really quickly and not thinking
post #27 of 44
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Website typo maybe? I think they meant without your permission.
no because the app has to have your permission to be installed on your phone. if you install the app you give it permission to do whatever is listed in the next screen after you click install. this again is a problem but if you download an app you have to read the permissions it requests. you cant stop malware if the end user excepts it. i for one have owned 4 different android phones but i am for a little more app filtering from google's market. they are worried about destroying someone's living by removing console emulators but they allow crappy apps that collect data without screening.
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wonder if there will be a update to fix this soon?
    
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post #29 of 44
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wonder if there will be a update to fix this soon?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15171106

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post #30 of 44
Blame the OS itself.
It only asks if the app will have access to said thing but it doesn't really say WHAT it have access to.
It should state if it needs it to work if it collects it.
Because every frigging app needs internet access to work nowadays...
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