T-Mobile works on technology to remotely add bloatware to smartphones

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: T-Mobile works on technology to remotely add bloatware to smartphones[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2009/09/tmobile-logo2-670x223.jpg[/newsimage]

T-Mobile is working with several smartphone manufacturers on a technology to remotely install its own apps and ringtones and even change the startup screen. This means the operator is able to remotely convert a regular version of the phone to a ‘provider branded’ phone.

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#2

Nice, now they’re selling security-compromised phones out of the box.


#3

" Nice, now they’re selling security-compromised phones out of the box."

Nope, just being cheap. Instead of having phones made and pre loaded for them (expensive),
they buy generic models and have it “Branded” after the purchase (cheap).

As for all updates being able to be removed by the user, if you believe that then you might
just be interested in a slightly used Bridge I have for cheap.


#23

Either way, this is just coninuing the end goal of making sure users only have the apps manufacturers want them to have, as opposed to allowing the users to choose for themselves which apps they use. Combine tactics like this with censorship (by forcing uses to use the one-and-only app store), and you have successfully shifted control from the paying customers to the evil corporate empires.