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Social The Obama Phone Comes Pre-loaded with Malware the User Can't Uninstall

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Madmick, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware
    Just another example of a road paved to hell with the best intentions.

    Your tax dollars hard at work infesting the population with corporate adware and major security hazards. This is why the best government is the most limited government.
     
  2. second sight We have officially entered the "Age of Deception"

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    I'm 50/50 on either our government negotiated with China to sell them everyone's data or China just snuck that in and our government was too stupid to check for it
     
  3. Confucamus Last of the V8s Platinum Member

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    Can't have unremovable malware if I never buy that phone.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sketch (҂`_´) <,︻╦╤─ ҉ - - - Double Yellow Card

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    Thanks Obama.
     
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    Why is China being brought up when the phone is manufactured by an American company?
     
  6. Damien Karras Mirabile dictu, don't you agree?

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    My guess is many of the chips are manufactured in China. I didn't read the article but that's my guess.
     
  7. second sight We have officially entered the "Age of Deception"

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    . The app is a variant of Adups, an app from a China-based company by the same name. In 2016, researchers caught Adups surreptitiously collecting user data on hundreds of thousands of low-cost phones from BLU.
     
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    That man been out of office for 3 years now and y'all still on his nut sack.
     
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    We are still dealing with the damage he has done.
     
  10. second sight We have officially entered the "Age of Deception"

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    the article was from yesterday
     
  11. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    I thought the welfare phones were just like a flip phone or something. I didn't realize they were smart phones. That's pretty sweet for those in need I guess.
     
  12. wonderbread Stiff Member Banned

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    Subsidization of phones began under President Clinton, and has continued under Presidents Bush and Obama.
     
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    So the taxpayer is subsidizing Chinese trash with spyware in it. The government gave the contract to Virgin Mobile, who then turned to a Chinese manufacturer (Unimax) to make the phones. Unimax was dishonest (presumably) and put shit in the phones in secret. Or possibly Virgin Mobile knew what Unimax was doing but didn't care because their contract with the government didn't specify anything about that.
    Either way the gov. should drop Virgin Mobile.
     
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    Even when government forbids private companies from sharing technology with China?
     
  15. ObamaPhoneLady Banned Banned

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    Why are you even here?
     
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    Yes, the best way to keep persons from being exposed to corporate adware meant to target consumers, monetize their consumer profiles, and gain profits off of them is to....give corporate power greater control over the economy and society and neuter the ability for the people to reign it in or keep it from acting against the public interest.

    I guess the "if poor people didn't have phones they wouldn't be susceptible to smart-phone malware" argument is at least more airtight.
     
  17. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Banned

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    A smart phone is a universal human right bigot. Get used to it.
     
  18. chardog That's President Donald Trump

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    Lol I quit caring last month as of this moment Popeyes, kfc and Taco Bell know exactly where I am. I also keep my location on my phone have fun with all my information lol.
     
  20. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    The actual policy started under Clinton, but there have been numerous acts/laws since the early 20th century regarding telecommunications. Obama just expanded it. He didn't sign the initial law into act.
     

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