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Originally Posted by Tehrawk View Post

Used this app to scan my phone, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17612559. All results came back negative.
Edit:- I'm using CyanogenMod though.

Thanks for this! thumb.gif

Yeah, I've got CyanogenMod as well and the only thing it looks like I have that tracks anything is the google check-in app.

So glad I got rid of that stock software. biggrin.gif
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Holy eff. This is way exploitable. I hope it's installed on my phone, I want to do some testing...
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post #33 of 136
YAY! It only sends the info in small packets, not real time. Phew...here I was thinking..

Maybe someone should rape his wife, a little bit at a time. See how he likes it.
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post #34 of 136
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You guys can't be serious if you think you have it installed, it's not like you installed this dumb app anyways.

Did you read the source or the comments that followed? It's carrier embedded, not installed by users.
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Why would he bother to read it? It's another way to hate on the Android OS, which really has nothing to do with this.

And on the subject of rights. It comes down to, 2 different mindsets.

1. You believe that your rights come from a higher power of some sort, In the US, the Deistic God. That means your rights are above any government setup by man and cannot be infringed upon by said government or other entity, regardless of the perception of reasonable or not. The term is "Inalienable rights".

2. You believe that your rights are granted by the government that rules over you, therefore said government can take away rights if 'it' deems that action necessary. By extension, if an action doesn't affect you then it is perceived to not be a violation; which leads to a slow, slow degradation of freedom. There is no hard limit on what others can and cannot do to you.

/end philosophy rant
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post #36 of 136
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Wait, so they are monitoring the dirty words I send to my GF ???
I mean... the bomb I was planning to put on a plane to New York.
Srsly though, does this include rooted devices ? I'm on a slimmed down Cyanogen edition for the HTC Wildfire.
EDIT :
Found it. I'm safe.
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AOSP seems to be the only and safest way to get rid of this entirely, which of course will require you to root your device and flash a custom rom, kissing your warranty goodbye in the process (and Sense if you are a Sense fan like many HTC owners out there).

you know..the line regarding the B *MB can get you arrested/SWAT//FBI at your doorsteps.. even tho it was a "joke" intended for this thread/forum..but if the Homeland security guys wants to be douche, they can..
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post #37 of 136
Meh, I don't even have a fancyphone smartphone. tongue.gif
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Good thing I am using a custom ROM, but wow...just wow....
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Yeah but is it the OS? Because I think it is necessary for the underlying framework to know which key you are hitting in order to type and so forth...
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lol and people are still worried about ea's origin spying.
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