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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:50    Post subject: Android Users Beware Reply with quote

Just had these here links passed onto me as I was thinking about installing an Android tablet/pad in my Jimny for the GPS etc.
Also applies to the smart phones that use the Android system as well.


RE The Android. My mate is a microsoft trained computer engineer and we were having an in-depth discussion about the Androids and using them with memory map, as he has just purchased the latest version of memory map (V5) for his netbook and I was thinking of getting one. He said the Android was very good. However there is a privacy issue problem with them due to them being powered by software, which is owned by Google. The Android record every single key press you can’t switch it off from doing that, so when you plug it onto the net to upgrade anything on it then Google gets automatically advised of everything you have used it for, including bank codes and passwords and any iffy websites you have been into. Google say they don’t use the data collected but it can be obtained and used by third party sources, more so if someone knicks it and hacks in for sensitive data. Google also say the location tracking, ie wherever you were whilst it was switched on, is an ‘opt in’ part of the software, but apparently it still records where you have been and whenever you pass a wifi access point it automatically uploads the data without your knowledge to Google. Also noted was that the UK, or other countries, government departments can access the data for their own use.


He advised me to type ‘Android Privacy’ into Google and look through what came up. I did that this morning and was glad he told me about it. After reading through some of the links I won’t be getting one now!

Read these:-

https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/13868-Android-Privacy-Flaw-Exposes-997-of-Users.html

http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/04/28/skyhook.believes.android.harvesting.worse.than.ios/

http://www.fastcompany.com/1747058/android-data-leak-hack-privacy-north-carolina



Mmmm....Interesting.  Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou Keefe. Info much appreciated, very useful warning. You would think that
this sort of thing would be outlawed wouldnt you? Obviously its far too useful & profitable
in some quarters for anything sensible to be done about it! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for passing that along
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your nit doing anything wrong why worry, im using my android tab now and i use it as a sat nav and i do alot of  work involved stuff with it. its all legal and im not worried at all Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very good too. After I read all this. It made me feel a lot more knowledge.
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