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Mobile Device Privacy Act is what will put smartphone privacy concerns to rest

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Feb 2012, 03:41

Presented in the U.S. House was a bill titled The Mobile Device Privacy Act. If it passes, the law will require carriers and manufacturers to inform customers about any tracking software that may be installed on a device that they offer...

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posted on 01 Feb 2012, 15:54

1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

First. Only on Android phones since Google allows you to do anything to them.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 01:39

2. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I'm so glad something is being done to protect consumers' privacy rights. Instead of the carriers having to inform customers of tracking software and getting permission, they should just make tracking software illegal all together. What happens if all 4 carriers have the software on all of their phones? Then you have the choice of taking a phone with tracking and info collecting, or no phone at all. That's what these greedy companies will do. Make it illegal to collect any data from a consumer at all.

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