ACLU Seeks FTC Investigation Of Android Privacy Flaws

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday demanded that the Federal Trade Commission investigate several major wireless carriers over their alleged failure to warn consumers of security flaws in Google Inc.'s Android operating software that could compromise their private data.

AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc. have sold millions of Android devices that rarely receive software security updates and leave consumers vulnerable to exploitation, the organization said in its FTC complaint.

While Google has published fixes for many of these flaws,...
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