posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 03:19 PM
“For millions of fans of the Twilight films and books, the ‘Twilight Eclipse Preview’ app must have been a tempting proposition, promising
advance footage of this summer’s big blockbuster. However, soon after hundreds of smartphone owners had downloaded it from the Android app shop, a
strange thing happened. Overnight, the app vanished, as if wiped from phones by an invisible hand - which, in effect, is what happened. Without a word
of warning, Google, the supplier of the Android operating system, deleted the app form phones around the globe, having decided it was not in its
customers’ best interests….. Google defended its actions - and revealed it had the ability to install software too. And it wasn’t the first
corporate giant to demonstrate that software on phones, ebook readers and games consoles can be edited from afar without the user’s consent…….
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, admit(ted) publicly to having those powers…. “Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible
not to have a lever like that to pull.”
Google pulled its lever because the Twilight Preview app was not what it appeared to be. “Once it was installed, it could covertly connect to a
remote server and download software to give it full control over whatever the phone could do: snoop on the user, make premium rate calls, read
The guy who wrote this app did it as a test of google’s security. Basically, there wasn’t any!! Imagine what other apps contain hidden extras!
I remember seeing something on tv a while back, someone from google was talking about their moves into the smartphone market with Android etc.. and
the guy ws basically saying “what gadget do you always have in arm’s reach, what gadget knows all your contacts, all your communications with
those contacts, all your calendar, all your internet history, all your passwords, all your bank details, has pictures of everyone you know…” etc
etc. Basically, Google have now taken control of your phone. Or apple have.
what's that camera on the front of the iphone 4 really for anyway? no-one bothers with video calls. big brother certainly might be watching you..
don't even think about that webcam and mic looking at you right now..