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HTC reaches settlement with FTC on Android device security issue

0. phoneArena 23 Feb 2013, 02:24 posted on

Stating that HTC “failed to employ reasonable security” on millions of Android tablets and smartphones, the regulatory body...

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:25

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1968; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Good thing I don't put all my information and accounts on my one x, I usually create a "fake" account that doesn't have my real identity

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 04:51 1

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

ur fake account can sync ur data ...............

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:28

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

So Maxwell, what do you think a 'settlement' is? By any objective measure, HTC f*cked up as it relates to user privacy. When you are a bad boy (or girl) in an area where the Feds have jurisdiction, it can get painful real fast.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:20 2

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 3370; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

"For the next 20 years" is pretty harsh.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:22

7. 14545 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Not really. If you can't take reasonable measures to protect your customers info, then they deserve it. Personally, after how HTC has screwed me over on the phones I have bought, I love seeing them get in trouble. Maybe if they would revise their update schedules to a reasonable time frame, and not screw us over on the latest software all together, then I might not such a d**k about it.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:02

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

They could have faced criminal sanctions.... Or, been banned from selling their toys in the U.S. A 20 year probation period strikes me as reasonable, given the magnitude of the sins.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:34

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 8978; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

I think they need to slap this onto Google as well, big time.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:03 2

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

And Apple, too.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:08

6. Sdubb3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

So this was the reason behind the security update I got on this old ass EVO 4G. Lol.

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