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08 03.11

Google is building a kill switch into Android Apps.

So, this is kind of scary. Google is building a kill switch into applications. While that’s a good thing for situations like the current one, where a malicious application is creating a backdoor into Android to allow for the theft of personal information, you have to wonder whose finger is on the trigger, and how soon before google starts to use this power to simply regulate the android marketplace according to their whim, the same way that Apple does.

Resposted from Ars Technica.

This effectively turns the Android into a tethered device. You aren’t free to use it however, only in the ways that google approves of.

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