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Simon Sears August 5, 2011

A lot of people open the door for these wolves too: think about how many people root their phone or aggressively pursue backdoors to get some kind of unadvertised level of performance out of their smartphones. It’s funny how free plus accessible becomes a hornet’s nest, while Linux users remain pretty pleased with their levels of security.

Jamie Campbell August 7, 2011

@Simon, so true! Being a Linux maven myself, I marvel at just how far off the path Google has strayed with Android. The beauty of Linux is that you can force users to adhere to security policy, but give them a phone based on the same OS and you’ve invited anarchy into their lives! I noticed this week that HTC is giving users the steps to rooting their devices (cautioning that it voids the warranty, of course). Insanity! It’s like giving a loaded gun to a child.

Lisa Richardson August 29, 2011

Well, I do agree with Jamie. I just hope that the average little old grandmas don’t get these devices – or at least not yet. But when these advanced gadgets become second hand, they will probably end in the hands of these people as a valuable present from their grandkids. We can’t stop the tech revolution, we simply need to adapt to it.

Jamie Campbell August 29, 2011

Lisa,

Well stated! The technology is coming, whether we like it or not. Thankfully, my 80 year old mother has no interest in the gadgets! :-)

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