T-Mobile's Latest Android Phone Comes With Free Freedom-Destroying Rootkit
from the get-yours-now! dept
Lots of folks have been highlighting the news that T-Mobile, for whatever reason, has decided to include some sort of "rootkit" with its latest Android phone, the G2. Despite the fact that one of the key selling points of an Android phone is the openness of the phone, T-Mobile has apparently decided that it's way too open. So, the little bug watches if you modify the phone, and then automatically reinstalls the default Android version -- including "all of the carrier settings and restrictions." Of course, T-Mobile is free to be as dickish towards its customers as it wants to be, but those customers can simply decide to go elsewhere.