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ACLU Files Complaint With FTC Stating Only Google Phones Get Updated Properly


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:09 AM

The ACLU complaint says only Google supplied Android phones get timely security updates.

The others from all the big name carriers such as ATT, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA

are running outdated software including proprietary software and outdated browsers.

 

More here: ACLU complains to FTC that mobile carriers leave Android phones unsecured | PCWorld

 

QUOTE from link above: ......

according to the complaint, which has asked the FTC to require the operators to allow users to exchange their Android smartphones that are less than 2 years old for one that receives regular security updates, or return the phone for a full refund of the purchase price, if they have not been receiving regular and prompt security updates.

ACLU also asked the FTC to compel the operators to allow customers using carrier-supplied Android smartphones to cancel contracts without any early termination fees. The operators should also be compelled to warn all subscribers using carrier-supplied Android smartphones with known, unpatched security vulnerabilities..............


Edited by Orange Blossom, 17 April 2013 - 06:37 AM.
Moved to News forum. ~ OB

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