Linked by David Adams on Thu 31st Mar 2011 16:41 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you download and use what appears to be a version of the commercial "Walk and Text" Android app from a file sharing site, you're in for a surprise. When you run it, it shows you that it's being "cracked" but it's really gathering information from your device, in preparation for an e-smackdown. It sends a bunch of personal information (name, phone number, IMEI) off to a server, and, just for lulz, text messages everyone on your contact list:
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RE[6]: Nice !
by gerg on Fri 1st Apr 2011 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Nice !"
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You mean like your troll? The effort required of your idiotic troll is more or less the equivalent effort. You more or less proved the point.

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RE[7]: Nice !
by No it isnt on Fri 1st Apr 2011 18:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Nice !"
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It's not a troll, and it's part of a broader public discussion on a site I happen to frequent, in contrast to downloading and rating your app, which is between you and your customer only. And even if I were trolling, poking fun of your inadequacy on a messageboard would be quite different from trying to do you direct economic harm, and requires a different kind of motivation.

Actually, I think you just proved my point, in that you're angry and rude and someone one might want to do harm. Stop being an asshole, and people might stop buying your app just to rate it poorly.

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