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Google Can Remotely Kill Your Android Apps

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.

    Google Can Remotely Kill Your Android Apps
    October 16, 2008 - 5:35 am PDT - by Stan Schroeder

    We?ll be honest: here at Mashable we know that reading terms of service for new products can yield interesting and/or controversial info; but those things are just too long to read. Luckily, the folks over at ComputerWorld have done so for Android and they?ve discovered this interesting tidbit:

    ?Google may discover a product that violates the developer distribution agreement ? in such an instance, Google retains the right to remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion.?

    Hey ? you, the angry customer, cry ? but what if I?ve paid for this application? Don?t worry (too much). Google will do their best to reimburse you, making ?reasonable efforts to recover the purchase price of the product? from the original developer on your behalf.?

    Whatever reasonable efforts might mean, it?s good that they?re at least acknowledging this possibility.
  2. Uptownbulker

    Uptownbulker BANNED BANNED

    Oct 21, 2007
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    So, can the "kill switch" be hacked out?
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