Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Google While it's currently cool to love Google's Android and hate Apple's iOS, especially because of the massive difference in philosophy (open vs. closed), Google still retains a fair amount of control over the Android Market. This was demonstrated this week Google employed its remote kill switch for two Android Market applications, removing them from all Android devices on which they were installed.
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This Crap Should Be Declared Illegal
by Mapou on Sat 26th Jun 2010 00:20 UTC
Mapou
Member since:
2006-05-09

This conduct is unconstitutional in the US and should be challenged in court as soon as possible. It goes against several laws having to do with privacy and freedom.

Why isn't the ACLU all over this? Are they in bed with Apple or Google? Did they receive huge contributions from those criminals?

This shit must be stopped yesterday.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

This conduct is unconstitutional in the US

Google is not the Government of the United States. Yet.

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Mapou Member since:
2006-05-09

They're acting like they own the country, that's for sure. This crap is like buying groceries with your hard earned cash and taking them home, only to have some asshole from the grocery store open your front door with a special key and grab your groceries from your fridge while you're sleeping. Leaving a note behind just doesn't cut it, I'm sorry.

Again, this shit must be stopped.

Edited 2010-06-26 00:33 UTC

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edvim Member since:
2010-03-12

Unconstitutional? Privacy? Freedom? I have to disagree with your rant. There's certainly a bad feeling tied to this matter but smart phones and their related issues can have only the most tenuous links to Constitutional law. And there's been no changes to our Bill of Rights that set clear policy on the privileges of owning a smart phone. (Note: Buying and owning a cell/smart phone is just that, a privilege, not a constitutional right.) If Google had made documented statements that they would never do something like this and then this happened, you'd have something to complain about. But the reality is, if you don't like it then sell your phone, deal with the any cancellation charges (as spelled out to you in the contract), and buy another product from a different manufacturer. That's often referred to as 'voting with your wallet'. If ALL the manufacturer's have policies you dislike, then there's no law you have to own a smart phone.

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Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Violates US Federal Wiretapping laws, I have won cases like this against other vendors. The phone is your property, and terms associated with the Google store are unenforceable if they seek to circumvent the law.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

This conduct is unconstitutional in the US and should be challenged in court as soon as possible. It goes against several laws having to do with privacy and freedom.

Why isn't the ACLU all over this? Are they in bed with Apple or Google? Did they receive huge contributions from those criminals?

This shit must be stopped yesterday.


Where have you been living that you think the constitution applies to a legal agreement between two parties in any country?

Next, you're going to tell us that private forums cannot delete or edit your posts because it treads on your freedoms.

When people agree to contracts, they accept the consequences of the agreement, not just what they want to believe it entails.

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daedalus8 Member since:
2008-03-10

This conduct is unconstitutional in the US and should be challenged in court as soon as possible. It goes against several laws having to do with privacy and freedom.

Why isn't the ACLU all over this? Are they in bed with Apple or Google? Did they receive huge contributions from those criminals?

This shit must be stopped yesterday.



Right... they didn't ask.. like when your antivirus didn't ask to remove that malicious software that you installed like an idiot when you hit "YES I'M 18" in that Porn site!!!

The software was malicious, I don't see any problem. If the application was legit and it was removed, then it does deserve a legal complaint.

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