Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jul 2013 22:02 UTC
Google "In June of 2013, I made an interesting discovery about the Android phone (a Motorola Droid X2) which I was using at the time: it was silently sending a considerable amount of sensitive information to Motorola, and to compound the problem, a great deal of it was over an unencrypted HTTP channel."
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Amazing
by WorknMan on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 01:33 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

I wonder if anyone at Motorola, or any other company that does this sort of thing, actually stops to think before enabling something like this. I can't imagine that the data they're collecting is so valuable vs the PR nightmare that's ultimately going to occur when users find out about it.

I mean, are they totally oblivious to how much this sort of thing pisses people off, or do they just not care? We keep finding out about these things, the offending company gets dragged through the mud, and then we'll find out that another company is doing it sooner rather than later. Will they ever learn?

STOP F**KING SPYING ON YOUR CUSTOMERS ALREADY! This ain't rocket science, guys ;)

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RE: Amazing
by darknexus on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 04:25 in reply to "Amazing"
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2008-07-15

Of course they won't learn, and why should they? It's not like people actually have the sense to stop buying their products, after all.

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