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    Arrow Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'

    Google's Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple's iPhone. In comments reported by ZDNet, Schmidt responded to a question from Gartner analyst David Willis as such:


    Willis: "If you polled many people in this audience they would say Google Android is not their principal platform... When you say Android, people say, wait a minute, Android is not secure."

    Schmidt: "Not secure? It's more secure than the iPhone."


    The answer reportedly drew laughs from the audience in attendance. Although Schmidt apparently did not give a direct explanation, he pointed to Android's billion-plus device activations and stringent security testing.


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    Considering that Apple offers customer data to the NSA, yes ofcourse, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pilgrim View Post
    Considering that Apple offers customer data to the NSA, yes ofcourse, why not?
    Can't believe that was a serious post...

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...iants-nsa-data

    Look at when Google and Apple was added.

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    whuu. didn't know google did that too. ;-;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pilgrim View Post
    whuu. didn't know google did that too. ;-;
    Everytime you have hit the ' I agree' radio button in any internet form or EULA for yahoo, Apple, Android, Google, FB, you have effectively given them the right to share ur personal data with 3rd parties. These guys have made data-mining so easy and voluntary, security agencies and all agencies are just over the moon. This is part of the reason why there is a push for hi capacity smartphones. Ppl basically keep their entire lives in a powerful large capacity phone. U have their phone, u have their life. Did u every wonder why u actually need 32gb, 64gb?

    Every time u have trolled the net, u r there brother. The concerned ppl probably know how many times a day u take a dump or 'walk ur dog'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pilgrim View Post
    whuu. didn't know google did that too. ;-;
    Of course, every major tech firm is involved. Google loves playing the innocent guy, but they are just as bad as everyone of them. You hear so much about Apple because they have grown substantially in the last few years, for that every other firm is grateful that they are in the shadows since they get to pass this media hailstorm with relative ease as everyone's gunning for Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pilgrim View Post
    Considering that Apple offers customer data to the NSA, yes ofcourse, why not?
    google, ms, fb , yahoo and all other services do that too.
    but apple will give ur fingerprints from now on, or ur nose-print if u use that to unlock ur phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post

    Schmidt: "Not secure? It's more secure than the iPhone."
    wait, what?

    maybe he meant physical security android security by google which comes with 4.3,
    PS: i dont know if official tracking is in ios7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pilgrim View Post
    Considering that Apple offers customer data to the NSA, yes ofcourse, why not?
    Mr. Karate has his ultimate attack too you know, Akuma is no longer the ¤¤¤¤, not anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taher furious View Post
    google, ms, fb , yahoo and all other services do that too.
    but apple will give ur fingerprints from now on, or ur nose-print if u use that to unlock ur phone
    Well Apple did say that the print itself is never saved, only data relating to it, and that is not accessible to Apple. They have been pretty forthcoming about this entire matter, so no reason why they would lie about this now.

    Not saying they are saints though but I don't see the point of using meme-logic to single out Apple when Google and MS are just as guilty. HTC is supposed to launch a new phone with an FP reader, and I'm sure the FP-hate will *suddenly* tone down then.

    I personally don't really care about the entire thing lol, I know I won't be a target of anything since I know who I am. The pirated stuff I have on my devices aren't a priority for them either. If I was genuinely concerned, I would have to remove myself from the internet completely. That is the only solution, which is why I find it ironic when people complain about their privacy online when they have 5000 images of themselves uploaded in Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pilgrim View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Mr. Karate has his ultimate attack too you know, Akuma is no longer the ¤¤¤¤, not anymore!
    google Rare Akuma and see what I mean.

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    You think google/ms/facebook/yahoo do not? Which world are you living in?
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