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The Smartphone That Spies, and Other Surprises

December 21st, 2010 12:10 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

GMGruman writes “As smartphones become ubiquitous accessories, unexpected consequences can result. In this blog, InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman looks at some of the unintended consequences of mobile technology’s ubiquity, in which very useful technology can also raise issues. For example, the U.S. Army has put out a training video to tell troops how to disable the location detection on iPhones and Androids so they can’t be tracked when on deployment. That’s just one example of the behavior and awareness that most people haven’t yet grokked. Others involve cameras, microphones, and USB drives.”

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