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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and if this was Apple...
by shotsman on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 06:42 UTC
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

There would be universal condemnation from the press worldwide and forums like this.

As it is Moto (aka Google) then the reaction is Meh!
(even if they cared)

Seriously, any company doing this is bad.
Doing this over plain http is just stupid and needs more than a hefty slap over the wrist. Perhaps the CEO should spend some time in chokey? Just what were Moto thinking?

I was considering a Moto phone to replace my aged Nokia but not any longer.

Where can I go for a phone that collect nothing and does not phone home? I don't need no stinking Facebook or twatter but looks like the 6310i will be in service for a lot longer then.

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RE: and if this was Apple...
by No it isnt on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 10:12 in reply to "and if this was Apple..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The reaction is 'Meh' because everyone already knew Motorola sucks. There's a reason why they haven't been relevant since the 1990s. I don't see why you were considering one.

Edit: Of course, I only know that Motorola sucks because I was considering one: they seem like sturdier phones. No software upgrades and mediocre hardware for the price, though.

Edited 2013-07-02 10:15 UTC

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