Linked by David Adams on Thu 24th Jun 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Governa
Privacy, Security, Encryption About 20 percent of third-party apps available through the Android marketplace allow third-party access to sensitive data, and can do things like make calls and send texts without the owners' knowledge, according to a recent security report from security firm SMobile Systems. There's no indication that any of the highlighted apps is malicious, but the report does underscore the inherent risks of a more open ecosystem as opposed to Apple's oppressive yet more controlled environment, with every app being vetted before availability.
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Tony Swash
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Why not ! It was an interesting read.

My posts are likely to be few and far between in the next couple of months as I am about to embark on a long road trip through the more remote parts of the American south west. I live in crowded London and its a great city but the first time I hit the open highway on cruise control on my first trip to the States I fell in love with the US of A. When you guys sing about America the beautiful you are not joking, I find the beauty of the Rockies and the deserts on the Colerado plateau simply sublime.

So late August, 5000 miles and about 3000 photos on my Nikon D700 later I will be back.

I hacked a Dell Mini 10v to run Snow Leopard as cheap expendable road kit a while ago and this will be its first field trip. I will let you know how I get on. I will probably buy an iPad in the states where they are cheaper than in the UK.

And remember "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

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