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Google Bans SMS Spying App From Android Market

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    Earlier this week DLP Mobile launched Secret SMS Replicator, an application that is installed on a host phone and secretly forwards SMS messages to another handset. The function of the app didn’t sit well with Google, and in a move fairly atypical of the way apps are handled in the Android Market, Google has removed [...]

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    Good to hear
     
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    Would have been better to hear that an app like this would have never made it to the market in the first place. I don't want the Android Market locked down like Apple's App Store, but something needs to be done to catch such blatently bad apps like this BEFORE they get onto the Market.
     
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    Yeah some apps should just not be made.
     
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    True, this would quickly get out of hand and very soon it would be completely mandatory that all Android smartphones be running a firewall and spyware apps. I hope that day never comes!
     
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    Just a bit of criticism here. I agree that apps like this should never have been made but don't you guys believe it is a little hypocritical that google would remove it while they "accidentally" pickup information and deliver it to the government. I think we know the definition of privacy and it should be enforced on all levels.
     
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    Well put, I couldn't agree more.
     
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    What's privacy?
     
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    Gah! Zombie thread!
     
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    Now I won't have to worry that my gf will spy on my phone :d
     

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