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So, guess our phones are spying on us??

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by AmberLee, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. AmberLee

    AmberLee High Five Champion

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    Sorry if this is posted already, I swear I did a search :angel:

    http://gizmodo.com/5863849/your-android-phone-is-secretly-recording-everything-you-do?autoplay
    :wtf:
     
  2. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Um, not buying these phones seems like a pretty damn good way to "opt-out" if you're that worried about it.
     
  3. Don the Radio Guy

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    But I thought only Apple spied on its customers! I was lied to!
     
  4. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    shits been plastered all over G+ all week. all i can say is why would anyone use a phone in out of box stock condition anyway.

    plus its been found on b;ackberry, winmo and supposedly nokia. of course apple has a proprietary spyware app.
     
  5. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    That's it, I'm fucking out. Give me back my beloved brick phone. I never left it in my pocket and had it go through the washing machine.
     
  6. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Two words: Cyanogen Mod.
     
  7. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

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    Because not everyone likes voiding their warranty on their $600 phone the day that they get it, and because not everyone is a tech expert who feels comfortable hacking a phone.
     
  8. blazin

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    I tried it, lacked alot of features i was used to on the stock EVO ROM.

    Got some of those features back via 3rd party apps, but still was buggy so I ditched it and went back to stock ROM.

    Might check out a stripped stock ROM.
     
  9. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Stock Nocturnal.
     
  10. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Sucks. Buggy as all hell.
     
  11. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    I have had a few glitches with my OG Droid and CM, but nowhere near as many as the stock ROM. It had everything out the gate that I needed, though, and a few improvements.
     
  12. Don the Radio Guy

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    Some of us also have Android phones that no one has bothered making a custom ROM for yet.
     
  13. CousinDave

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    They don't need to do this, they already track us through the Fluoride that;s in the water supply
     
  14. CousinDave

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    They don't need to do this, they already track us through the Fluoride that;s in the water supply
     
  15. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    whiskey has the answer

    no better rom then pure android, aosp is the way to go
     
  16. blazin

    blazin Registered User

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    Is there a ROM that has HTC Sense included for the EVO?
     
  17. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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  19. DoughBoy

    DoughBoy Woogally Cute
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    Windows mobile, hacked custom image, ftw.
     
  20. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    No, no it's not. Not only do I have zero use for an Android Phone, I have zero use for a cell phone. The amount of people I keep in contact with on a daily basis is under 6, and the total people I give 2 shits about beyond myself at any given time is 5. That's including myself. If I'm not at home, then I'm out. And if I'm out, I'm doing shit with someone and don't want to listen to your cunting phonecall.

    I adore not having a cell phone. Even when I'm done school and working again, I'll still have no use for it, as I'll either be by a landline or at home.

    People look at me like I'm batshit insane when I say I've never sent a text. I couldn't imagine sending one. What the fuck am I going to say? 'Wut do u want to eet for fud 2dy?' Uuuch. Die.

    It's most likely that I'm crotchety and old. Thank god for it. Inane babble of the stupid things is annoying. Especially when two gooks are texting each other, when they're standing beside each other. Because talking is lame.

    Hope it all gets recorded, and more people bitch about it.
     
  21. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    fyi......its psyllium.
     
  22. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    WTF? It's not exactly like the manufacturers/carriers are upfront about what all this is.

    That's the biggest misconception. Technically yes, but I've never heard of it enforced. But if you brick your device there's no way they can really tell at the store. The carriers simply just hand you a new phone because it's good customer service. My daughter took hers in for a headphone jack issue and they fixed it no problem. And they knew it was rooted because the guy at the store had a conversation with her about the pros and cons of her rom since he had the same phone.

    If you're rooted, you can at least take care of the CIQ problem with this:
    FOR HTC PHONES ONLY!!!

    There's also an app to check for it and remove it for people that aren't as tech-savvy. Not sure if it's only for my specific HTC phone, but it will probably brick a Samsung or Motorola phone. Have a current nandroid backup if you're trying it for anything other than an Evo 3D.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17612559&postcount=110

    I wasn't really worried so much about the data collection, I just don't like having background apps chewing up battery power and resources. Luckily, most rom builders for my phone have already included the CIQ removal in their builds now anyway.

    Edit:
    That's the same app I posted. Again, don't use it if you've got anything other than an HTC phone.
     
  23. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    i ran it on a rooted samsung intrepid and it worked fine, i also ran it on my NS4G just for the fuck of it and ....of course....not an issue to be had
     
  24. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    How the fuck did you run it on a WinMo device? Can you boot Android from an SD card on an Intrepid now?
     
  25. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    sorry meant intercept. theres an intrepid parked in front of my house tho
     

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