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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1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; 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
2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
ur fake account can sync ur data ...............
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.
4. lyndon420 (Posts: 3986; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
"For the next 20 years" is pretty harsh.
7. 14545 (Posts: 1468; 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.
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.
5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12031; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I think they need to slap this onto Google as well, big time.
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.