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So does that mean i should delete my lookout anti virus protector and let Verizon update a new hardware protection for me? O,o
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I'm to stupid to do things on my own.
I think you missed the point of the article. You don't do things on your own, Google does it for you. Without asking.


And to the folks throwing out the "Engadget is a fanboy card", plenty more sites are reporting the same thing. BGR, MSNBC, Mashable, Techcrunch, etc all have a similar headline.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/06/google...pps-on-phones/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41940331...ence-security/
http://mashable.com/2011/03/06/android-kill-switch/
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/05/and...ogle-response/
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/...nstorm+Tech%29
 
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I think you missed the point of the article. You don't do things on your own, Google does it for you. Without asking.
Google only did this because it was an emergency. This was malware about to screw over thousands of Google's customers.
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I think you missed the point of the article. You don't do things on your own, Google does it for you. Without asking.

I like how you half quoted me.

Google killed a few apps that were malicious, yes. It's only happened a couple of times. If they didn't kill them, you would be here posting an iFanboy article from Engadget telling us how Google doesn't look out for their customers and Apple does.
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Google only did this because it was an emergency. This was malware about to screw over thousands of Google's customers.
Yes, I know. I've read about 10 articles on the subject already. To summarize the underlying issue, from BGR:

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That’s not the entire story, though, as Google is actually installing new code in the process. The new code undoes the exploit and prevents your data from being shared, and it’s kind of creepy to plainly see how much control Google has over your Android phone from afar.

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I like how you half quoted me.

Google killed a few apps that were malicious, yes. It's only happened a couple of times. If they didn't kill them, you would be here posting an iFanboy article from Engadget telling us how Google doesn't look out for their customers and Apple does.
Yes, I half quoted you because it was flame bait. What we're discussing has nothing to do with Apple, despite your best attempts to rope them in and change the subject.
Edited by ForumViewer - 3/6/11 at 5:20pm
 
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Google knows if they didn't do this they'd get in so much trouble. Do you really think Google is gonna do anything else other than fix issues? They know where the line is.
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I praise Google. This was needed.
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I think you missed the point of the article. You don't do things on your own, Google does it for you. Without asking.


And to the folks throwing out the "Engadget is a fanboy card", plenty more sites are reporting the same thing. BGR, MSNBC, Mashable, Techcrunch, etc all have a similar headline.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/06/google...pps-on-phones/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41940331...ence-security/
http://mashable.com/2011/03/06/android-kill-switch/
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/05/and...ogle-response/
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/...nstorm+Tech%29
apple also has a blacklist for apps that if they were to put an app on that list it would be pulled from everyphone. it has not been used before so i am not sure how it would work but it is there.

OT: i think this is good of google but they should have sent everyone emails before pulling the apps having like an opt out type thing (why would you want to though?)
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Yes, I half quoted you because it was flame bait.

What we're discussing has nothing to do with Apple, despite your best attempts to rope them in and change the subject.
Two companies are fighting for domination of the mobile phone market. You are asserting that Google is being too aggressive with its kill procedure. The irony of the matter is that you fail to realize that Google's biggest competitor, the only real alternative, and your preferred mobile device manufacturer, is completely fascist in comparison.

So you see, it does have everything to do with Apple.
Edited by JasonCz - 3/6/11 at 5:43pm
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This guy is hilarious.. I feel sad for this kind of people and their lack of.. life..

EDIT: I hope they're at least getting money for these..
Edited by kpriess - 3/6/11 at 5:47pm
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