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Research this on google.
CIQ Mother of all root kits.
And even your non-smart phone has similar logging. It just gets better with more smarts.
Will you unplug?
Bob, THAT is scary!
I did do a search for it (NOT on google!) and that is very scary in deed! What a slippery slope we are on!
That is precisely why my phone has never been and never will be allowed on the internet, amongst other reasons. I wonder, does that sort of logging go out over the cell towers like it does the internet? If so, we are all so scrood[sic].
That was funny.....
That was hilarious...
...on one hand... On the other, well, ...I just gotta shake my head in amazement .... but with a smirk on my face!
Smart to have a Smart Phone
it is smart to have a smart phone and to have a good Anti virus protection is also best for the smart phone.
There is no clear evidence that an antivirus application is needed on a smartphone yet. It is a matter of user preference. In some cases it dramatically slows system performance.
Good to read.
I really need to add Symantec to my portfolio since folk are falling for this one.
You are a little late to the party
Amigo, we all lost control over our data a long time ago. The apathy of the masses regarding letting big business and the government getting in bed together was the kiss of death. It's only going to get worse when the average person finally wakes up to what's been happening in the world.
That said, just enjoy the new technologies. Unless there's something significant you have to worry about in your personal data, there's no reason not to improve your mobile internet & telecommunication experience.
Not on your tin-type! Especially after getting a load of what you pointed us to!!! NO WAY! And if Norton is capable of that AND disclosing it to boot, I wonder how long they've been capable of that and what other "apps" are capable of the same thing. I bet that most are. There was a story on my local news the other night about apps that trick people into buying virtual merchandise and then CHARGE their phone bill for that VIRTUAL merchandise. What a SCAM!!!!! How is this even LEGAL????????
I'm surely glad that I do not have a "smart" phone. Nor will I ever. I have no need for one. I have a desktop computer for e-mail, etc. That has a plenty big enough screen! Thank you very much.
My Samsung Rugby II is all I need....actually, it's more than I need. All I use it for is to store phone numbers on, as an alarm clock, occasionally for a calculator, for the occasional reminder and, of course for what it is - a phone. I do NOT text. I feel that if a person can text then they can TALK! = Texting is a colossal waste of time, energy and is way too dangerous to one's 'privacy', etc. ...even if they are too complacent to care!!! Remember the old rule that Mom used to teach us which said something about not putting certain things in writing? Well, there you go!
I did pay a LOT more for my Rugby II than what CNET shows in their Review. At the time I
bought it from AT&T (Sept. 2010), it was $300+/- with a contract and
about $500 without. I got a Rugby because of its ruggedness as I do tend to punish a
phone a bit by hanging it from my pants pocket. Now, the Rugby III is
out and it's much less money than its predecessor.
All that said, my room mate has a Blackberry Curve. He's actually on his third one in about four or five years. While the basic concept of the Blackberry is great, the way that RIM implements it has NOT been a good thing. They did finally get the clue and got rid of the trackball for a track pad and then ditched both of them for a touch screen. But it does have a "qwerty" keyboard, which is kinda nice even though the keys are "microscopic"...by my standards anyway!
Is the aforementioned roomy wearing parachute pants too(?) (Just kidding
No, he wouldn't be caught dead in parachute pants! And if you ever said something like that to him to his face you probably wouldn't like the outcome. 'nuff said
BUT one more thing, Pepe
When you get a "new" phone from AT&T on warranty/insurance you do NOT get an upgrade. You get what you originally bought. And it NOT new, either. It's a reconditioned unit.
When did I state otherwise, btw? [....said while pointing over at pile of old ATT branded phones obtained as such.....] And why is this topic being bolted on to this particular thread(?)
However, just to partially correct what you've written above, FWIW you might not always get the same phone if inventories do not match what the customer is attempting to replace via warranty/insurance.
.....when making a warranty claim, you aren't returning a new phone. Technically a used phone is replaced with another "used phone". I am not sure why so many folks feel the deserve a new phone as a replacement.
I guess I never thought of it that way. Sounds reasonable to me.
When making a warranty claim on a brand new item that is defective one deserves a brand new item that is NOT defective back because a brand new item that is NOT defective is what one has PAID FOR!
What is beyond me is how companies have lost their sense of ethics ..... ..... .....and why people are willing to be brainwashed into thinking that this is the right thing to do! It is most definitely NOT!
Maybe you didn't get the memo....
If a phone is defective during the first 30 days it will be exchanged for a new device, after that period it is a used phone. Refurbished devices are not necessarily defective to begin with. Recently my Droid Razr was giving me troubles after 9 months and the refurbished phone sent to me looks brand new out of the box. Many refurbished devices are because the original owner returned within the allotted time frame for the consumer to exchange for another device and it cannot be resold as new.
RETURNED/DEFECTIVE PHONES ARE SENT TO THE MANUFACTURER.AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY RE-INSPECTED/REPAIRED AND CERTIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE CELLULAR CARRIER DOES NOT DO THE WARRANTY SERVICE THEMSELVES.
Don't confuse ethics with your sense of entitlement. You need to pick your battles more carefully because you have no idea what you are talking about.
Understand the marketplace before signing a contract and...
...obtaining a device. There are pros and cons if you read the fine print. For those of us who swap out phones more frequently, the contracts/subsidized agreements are a good deal. Otherwise, I can see how buying extra insurance might meet one's expectations/use patterns. There's more involved in this scenario than simple 'ethics'.
That said, overall I think the subsidized phone model is a poor one, with somewhat unrealistic expectations by the consumer regarding how much the carriers pay for the devices, hence the sometimes poor assumption that the companies could easily replace defective phones at any time with a new model.
Agreed with you Pepe7....
The current subsidized phone model is flawed. Problem is that the majority of consumers cannot or will not pay the full unsubsidized equipment price.
@pepe and birdy, both...
I suppose you two are both way too young to remember back when ALL telephones were owned by The Telephone Company (Ma Bell) before it was split up. So, therefore, to you kids this model is flawed when in reality the model we have today is the one with the most flaws. 'nuff said. buh-bye!
Smart to have a Smart Phone
I have been using a smart phone and I have not had any kind of problems with it. It is very practical to check my emails and to acess internet. But if you have some kind of fears is better to install a good Anti virus protection. This this kind of software you can enjoy all the time the benefits of smart phone
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