Hackers say Google has put “Picks” into every copy of Android Operating System. Can peek at you anytime. Calls for true Open Source smartphone OS’s

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Hackers say Google has put “Picks” into every copy of Android Operating System. Can peek at you anytime. Calls for true Open Source smartphone OS’s

Hacker “JJBATDEMON” has been building lots of Android Apps. The more he hangs out with the local Silicon Valley hacker community, the closer he gets to actual Google “inside programmers”. Actual Google programmers are, mostly, wanna-be hackers. When they hook-up with a real hacker and a few beers, insider tales sometimes leak out.

JJBATDEMON (his handle) researched the tips he was getting and found, in developer code for the deep parts of Google’s Android OS, what he called “picks”, as in lockpicks, which can open multiple parts of a users experienced to outside parties who might want to monitor, control or anticipate the users activities.

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