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2013-01-28 Home Front: Culture Wars
Government crony capitalism: It is now a crime to jailbreak your smartphone
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Posted by DarthVader 2013-01-28 15:41|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6508 views ]  Top

#1 If you can't unlock it then you can't remove the pre-installed apps that transmit your location etc. to whoever your service provider allows access. If it's turned on, they know where you are.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-28 16:11||   2013-01-28 16:11|| Front Page Top

#2 Can't remove the battery in an iPhone.
Posted by KBK 2013-01-28 18:14||   2013-01-28 18:14|| Front Page Top

#3 To be fair, they're trying to enforce the contract under which you bought an expensive chunk of electronics for a small fraction of the retail price. I don't see that prison is appropriate unless you're making a business out of it, though. And the point of the article--that our laws are unjustly broad--is absolutely correct.
Posted by James  2013-01-28 22:19||  2013-01-28 22:19|| Front Page Top

#4 Another reason I don't have a "smart" phone.
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-28 23:18||   2013-01-28 23:18|| Front Page Top

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