Carrier Uncarrier installing unwanted malware on people's new phones

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  1. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    http://www.tmonews.com/2014/12/t-mo...e-malware-installing-apps-without-permission/

     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't want anything installed on my phone without my explicit permission or prior consent.

    One of the other reasons I like iphone, you know exactly what you're getting even if you think all of apples apps are bloat ware.
     
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    I mean...this is the Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices section.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It's been moved from the iPhone section since I posted.
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I just heard about it being installed on Verizon phones. Didn't hear about T-Mobile. Wonder if it's something special about that one phone.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Since the Uncarrier's CEO prides himself in personally responding to customers emails and tweets, someone should tweet him up and see what he says. :cool:
     
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Calling it "malware" gives the wrong impression.

    It's more like carrier remote app provisioning.

    Yeah, like Apple pushing albums or unwanted OS updates.

    If we can't get rid of it altogether, then there's no difference.

    At least on Android, unused stock apps don't have to take up space on a homepage. I hate having to make a "Misc" folder on my iOS device homescreens to "hide" Apple apps that don't interest me.
     
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

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    There's a big difference, Apple doesn't surprise you with new apps. As far as U2, they apologized and gave a way to remove the songs, as far as IOS updates you don't have to accept them.

    Additionally, a one time effort to customize your home screen is an issue? Okay, then.
     
  10. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    You specifically stated you wouldn't want anything added to your phone without your explicit consent, but then give Apple a pass because they apologized?

    You are a prime example of why Apple fans are called hypocrites.

    As for the iOS updates... You don't have to accept the update, but Apple will harass the crap out of you until you do. It is so annoying that you give in eventually. Or god forbid if you have to do a restore for some reason, you get forced into accepting the update.
     
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    Because it is not built in a rom, cant you just disable dtignite from settings - applications...?
     
  12. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    You can. It's even mentioned in the article how to disable it.
     
  13. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Hypocrite? Yes, it was a mistake be Apple. Transparency anyone? Apple has its faults, but pushing a song is not a problem. Change an app anyone?
     
  14. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    because Apple does it, you find the practice okay.
    If anyone other than Apple does it, they are despicable.

    We now know Apple has been manipulating people's accounts since the first iPod without their consent, and tricking people into doing restores in order to delete their data. But I'm sure that is fine with you too. Because Apple did it. If it had been Google, you'd be one of the first in line with a pitchfork yelling for heads to roll. This is the very definition of someone being hypocritical.

    Do you not see an issue with your thought process? Think for yourself. Praise, engage and deride all companies equally for the things they do. It is the only way to keep them in check.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Apple mistakenly pushes one song and is transparent about it, while this uncarrier has the ability to do almost anything to your phone. Do you see a difference in this. If you don't, you really need to examine how you think, because it is clearly not on the same level.

    Do you not see there is a huge difference in these examples: push song vs configure phone. Doesn't seem the same to me, but nobody in their right mind would say this type of thing in a conversation to their boss.
     
  16. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Apple didn't mistakenly push a song. I love how you use the word 'mistakenly', to tone down Apples involvement in an act you originally called despicable.

    It doesn't matter if it is a song, an app or an update to the OS. If 'data' is unknowingly put on your phone, it should be called for what it is. You, however, are such a biased Apple lacky, you try to excuse one company, while spitting venom at the other. You are a flip-flopping hypocrite with zero credibility. Not even sure why you bother posting in this section since you have such a deep love affair with all things Apple?

    But I'm done reading your crap. I'm putting you on ignore.

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    By the way, I find any company doing crap like this deplorable. I like T-Mobile and will complain to John on Twitter if this is proven true.

    I complained directly to Apple about that stupid U2 album. I can't stand the group or Bono, so glad I was able to delete it after enough of us complained.

    I buy phones with Vanilla Android, WP or iPhones to avoid the Crapware.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Actually it does matter, and if you really don't get the difference, because you are so black and white, I can't help it. There is a world of difference. I think you really need to take a close look at how you are analyzing this.
     
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    Apple didn't think they'd get such blowback. When they realized they heard their customers and offered a way to get rid of the album. The album was meant to be a gift to their customers and they paid a lot for it. There was no foul motive at play.
     
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