We can’t trust companies to provide adequate data security on their own. There is too much at risk. We need our government to step up and draw up some guidelines and mandates that will force companies to protect data. The government isn’t the obvious choice to trust with your privacy and your data, but its foolish to believe there is any other entity that could or would possibly put the rights of citizens before profit.
had security flaws that could allow location tracking of users against their will and the theft of personal information stored on their phones, federal officials said Friday.
Don’t think for a second HTC is the only one. iPhones let apps steal your pictures and contact data.
“The company didn’t design its products with security in mind,” Lesley Fair, a senior lawyer in the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, wrote in a blog post. “HTC didn’t test the software on its mobile devices for potential security vulnerabilities, didn’t follow commonly accepted secure coding practices and didn’t even respond when warned about the flaws in its devices.”