Originally Posted by Thingamajig
This is why i'm not too fond of the smartphone scene. I avoid this industry as i do Facebook - both for the same reasons.
They're massive security risks, and it's only a matter of time before companies and governments exploit them to the highest level. I know - where's my tinfoil hat, etc, etc. But if you're inclined to believe otherwise, not only are you naive, but you're also a part of the problem.
When it comes to power, information and money (all and one the same) people will do almost anything to get it, including harm. Those who already have a taste of it will always want more.
I'm not sure how you think that smartphones are any more vulnerable than any other piece of technology. Those "dumb phones" could just as likely have the same or similar back-doors in place that a smartphone could.