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Submission + - Android data stealing App downloaded by millions (venturebeat.com)

wisebabo writes: Wallpaper utility (that presents purloined copyrighted material) "quietly collects personal information such as SIM card numbers, text messages, subscriber identification, and voicemail passwords. The data is then sent to www.imnet.us, a site that hails from Shenzen, China."

Unlike some previous flame baiting stories, this one surely is "news for nerds, stuff that matters".

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Submission + - SPAM: Questions Clayton Trotter Congressional Candidate

tr0tt3r writes: My father Clayton Trotter has won the Republican nomination for Congress in San Antonio T.X. Even my liberal friends and family admit he is an interesting guy. I now have several adopted Haitian siblings. My father had met them before the earthquake at an orphanage he supports, and as a result, after the earthquake he was on the short-list of people who were able to adopt. Apparently having a paper trail dating before the earthquake meant you were less likely to be a human trafficker. So he decided to adopt three kids. He is also a former Business Law Professor at Trinity University and he would be happy to discuss Patent and Copyright law reform, Net Neutrality or other techno-political issues with the Slashdot community. My dad is willing to answer the normal 10 questions voted up by the community, on any issue, technical, political or other.

Thanks,
Fred Trotter

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