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[Ars] Researchers lock down Android to keep data from walking out the door

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A group of researchers at Virginia Tech have developed software for the Android OS that can enforce policies on mobile devices based on what room they're in. It can even make sure that sensitive data doesn't walk out the door with them by wiping it from a phone's memory. The technology, which has gotten the attention of Google's federal government group and several defense systems integrators, could eventually be used to protect patient data on doctors' tablets and sensitive military and intelligence information. Virginia Tech researchers even suggest it could be used to prevent students from texting during classes.
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post #2 of 19
This is worse then apple wanting to turn off your phones recording abilities at concerts or wherever deemed "appropriate".
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Virginia Tech researchers even suggest it could be used to prevent students from texting during classes.
Wait, so they'd actually force students to install this on their own phones? I don't think so.
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I see the application in a high sensitivity military setting, but at a school? Not gonna fly.
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I hope that its just a joke. I will never install anything like that. I am not cheating like this during class, but then again that doesnt mean i let this piece of crapsoftware on my phone. Never, ever.

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post #6 of 19
Also, I don't see why schools are putting so much effort into locking down students like this. If a student wants to dick around all year and cheat rather than study and push ahead to the top of the class, let them. It's their life, and the onus is on them, not the school. What, do they think hindering their ability to text during class is going to magically make them want to study? What planet are these people from, seriously...
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In certain applications where things should indeed be kept under wraps I see this being very helpful, but the Idea of it being used at a school is preposterous, this coming from a person who has a mother with health problems and a girlfriend with cancer, I like to have my phone and on and active(vibrate of course) in case either needs to reach me, and after getting hit by a truck I'm glad I was able to reach my girlfriend who was in school at the time.

Sorry for the what seems like a jumble haven't had coffee yet.
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You guys are missing the point. Your all huffy over the fact of it being used in schools. kthxbai. This was designed as a research project, it is now being looked at as a viable measure for research laboratories, corporations, military, and sensitive industries. This could eliminate in junction with removable media policies, leaking of sensitive materials, via whistleblowers....etc.
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post #9 of 19
Actually this would be great for public schools where a student is allowed to have a phone for emergencies only, it could restrict everything inside the classroom to incoming only and no net or something. If they get an emergency call or text they can ask to exit the room and follow up.

Kids these days are allowed too much crap like this in schools for emergency purposes but its constantly abused and teachers and faculty have little they can do. So while I disagree for it to be forced for stuff like post secondary education, it has a lot of potential for public schools for younger kids.
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well, it looks like the primary intended audience is labs, the mill, doctors offices, etc....school was just mentioned in passing, prob because the interviewer asked him to give a list of all possible uses he could think of.

for high security use, this is kinda awesome actually.
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