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Old September 15th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motorola TOS/EULA & Corporate E-Mail

My wife works for a Fortune 100 company. They allow iPhones and non-Motorola Android based phones to access the Exchange servers for e-mail & calendar.

The reason they state for not permitting Motorola is that Motorola states they retain *all* data on the phone and the right to use any/all of it in any way they see fit.

First of all, I find this hard to believe. But I do believe there may possible be something alluding to this in the vague language that is the TOS/EULA. i can not get anyone at her company to tell me specifically where they have seen this and why they believe it to be true.

In the absence of proof from corporate, I would like to know if anyone has heard or seen of anything like this from Motorola or a corporate mail provider. I have a few tech contacts in the media arena that if i can point this out to them very specifically, they can raise a stink about it and get it changed - like TOS/EULA's have been changed over the years by media pressure.

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Old September 15th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My wife works for a Fortune 100 company. They allow iPhones and non-Motorola Android based phones to access the Exchange servers for e-mail & calendar.

The reason they state for not permitting Motorola is that Motorola states they retain *all* data on the phone and the right to use any/all of it in any way they see fit.

First of all, I find this hard to believe. But I do believe there may possible be something alluding to this in the vague language that is the TOS/EULA. i can not get anyone at her company to tell me specifically where they have seen this and why they believe it to be true.

In the absence of proof from corporate, I would like to know if anyone has heard or seen of anything like this from Motorola or a corporate mail provider. I have a few tech contacts in the media arena that if i can point this out to them very specifically, they can raise a stink about it and get it changed - like TOS/EULA's have been changed over the years by media pressure.

Any/all help greatly appreciated,
PittCaleb
Sounds like someone making crap up to sound like they know what they are talking about.

Either that or a friend of a cousin's brother's aunt's mother's boss told them that....
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Old September 15th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Either that or a friend of a cousin's brother's aunt's mother's boss told them that....
That's why I'm pressing someone in IT to show me where Motorola has stated this. I actually believe that it could be burried in the TOS/EULA - you know that 6pt font 10 page document no one reads - placed in there by some lawyer just writing because he got paid by the word.

I mean really, does Motorola want to read everything that goes on my phone? All my personal e-mail, IM's and TXT's? They don't have the time or manpower to go through MY STUFF let alone everyone's stuff on all Motorola phones across the globe. Heck, where would they be storing all this data?

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I actually read the EULA, and was horrified by it. So much so, that I chose to download equivalent programs off of the web instead of using the ones forced on me by Motorola on my new Razr Maxx.

I'll try to find it on my phone and post here, because this info really needs to get out there.

The language as written really was intrusive about owning all of my data, and I think Motorola needs to be crucified for trying to quietly get this over on us. They do NOT make it easy to avoid accepting their eula at some point on the phone, and accidentally opting-in.
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