Very true vj_v1, the world has chosen to ignore a lot of things and bought into this craze called Android or any modern multitasking OS which itself is vulnerable for so many active exploits. All I am saying here is that if such vulnerabilities are brought to notice, people can at-least opt for the perceived safer options compelling companies to change course and not take such notorious actions. Should one be glad that such companies are exposed or turn a Nelson's eye to such things is individual choice. If you are made aware of wrongful practices certainly there is enough tangible reason to be wary of such stuff and malpractices. Of course smart decisions and choices can be made without being paranoid about such stuff. This is not a merely an usual software trick employed by a software hack or malicious code. This is something forced in a rather permanent manner for tracking purposes, and unlawful data collection. This kind of tech is employed for high security or espionage or in military applications. Ever read about Stuxnet, similar tech different application - - - Merged Post - - - An interesting question here, would you buy a software you know is ridden as with trojan code. Why would you buy a hardware also designed to communicate without any real value addition and potential to cause more harm than good... ?