Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's no surprise that HTC is working very hard on increasing its brand awareness, preferring to market phones as being HTC devices instead of carrier-branded ones that do not carry any HTC branding at all. This strategy is paying off, and today must've been very nice for them: they held an Apple-style product announcement in London, attended by media from all over the world. The news: two new phones, and an improved Sense experience which includes a web presence where you can remotely manage your HTC devices.
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Security issues?
by jal_ on Thu 16th Sep 2010 07:26 UTC
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For example, people can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it is set to silent, or to flag its location on a map. If the phone's been lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, send a message to the phone to arrange its return or even remotely wipe all personal data from it


That sounds as a major security issue. If you can do that yourself, someone else could. Imagine someone tracking you without your knowledge, or forwarding calls to their own phone (not to mention wiping all data). I'd rather not have these features, thank you.

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