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Newest Google Android Cell Phone Contains Unexpected ‘Feature’ — A Malicious Root Kit.

From the team at New America’s Open Technology Initiative:

Yesterday, some T-Mobile stores began selling it’s newest mobile device, the G2, an Android-based smart phone originally slated for an October 6 release while AT&T is slated to release it later in the year. This device truly is representative of the next generation of mobile devices. The hardware capabilities surpasses the abilities of most available netbook computers, including the ability to play High Definition video seamlessly. Unfortunately, the G2 also comes with built-in hardware that restricts what software a device owner might wish to install.

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