1. h20work's Avatar
    BlackBerry Z10 Reveals to Others When User is Watching Porn on Device

    The BlackBerry Z10 is being touted as a potentially precious accountability tool for Christians in the fight against pornography.
    The handset, recently released by the company formerly known as RIM, apparently shares with friends and family what*a user is watching on the internet. It has the ability to reveal the user's actions when viewing certain content online, including pornography.
    An earlier report on the BlackBerry Z10 revealed that its deeper integration with BlackBerry Messenger allows a user's contacts to see what songs and videos they are playing.
    A screenshot*found on Crackberry forum displayed this. The picture blocked out the user's name, but revealed that they were listening to some of the pornography sites they were viewing.
    In order to avoid privacy violation, users of the smartphone can simply turn the "show what I'm listening to" feature off. Users would also need to turn their "update your status" feature on, as it is off by default, in order for this to occur.
    The media player streams audio, video, and flash from the browser so whatever is played on the platform is shared with BBM contacts.
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    The BlackBerry Z10 launched earlier this year and introduced the company's new BlackBerry Z10 operating system. BlackBerry will also release the new Q10 model in the coming weeks that features a full physical QWERTY keyboard. The device has already received somewhat positive reviews and will appease those hardcore BlackBerry fans still faithfully wielding their Bolds and Curves.
    This same issue will also come up with the Q10 since it uses the same operating system as the Z10.
    RIM also announced its name change to BlackBerry during the unveiling of the new smartphones.
    04-25-13 10:28 PM
  2. h20work's Avatar
    First thing that came up when I seached "BlackBerry Z10" on my z's web browser
    04-25-13 10:31 PM
  3. ZMc1834's Avatar
    CrackBerry posted this a long time ago in one of their articles.
    04-26-13 07:46 AM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    I already know you watch porn. Just look at your avatar. I've never had the thought or need to broadcast what I'm listening to or watching so it's good this "feature" is off by default. I can watch porn without everyone knowing.
    h20work likes this.
    04-26-13 07:51 AM
  5. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Well, at the opposite of other devices, the relevant point is not that "you can turn it off", but that, instead, you have to turn it on if you like to expose your life OTA. Secure by design it is.
    Vorkosigan and cjcampbell like this.
    04-26-13 08:45 AM
  6. trsbbs's Avatar
    Old news. CB had something on this a week ago.

    Tim

    Posted with a BlackBerry Z10
    04-26-13 08:57 AM
  7. yabanumay's Avatar
    Well, at the opposite of other devices, the relevant point is not that "you can turn it off", but that, instead, you have to turn it on if you like to expose your life OTA. Secure by design it is.
    How do i turn it off or on??

    Posted via CB10
    04-26-13 09:39 AM
  8. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Well, at the opposite of other devices, the relevant point is not that "you can turn it off", but that, instead, you have to turn it on if you like to expose your life OTA. Secure by design it is.
    I think the option is for the exhibitionists and voyeurs. :P
    Superfly_FR likes this.
    04-26-13 09:45 AM
  9. Ben1232's Avatar
    Someone showed me this in yesterday's comic - The Sun...

    BlackBerry Z10 Reveals to Others When User is Watching Porn on Device-img_00000419.jpg

    They had to use pics of the Z & Q10 eh

    Posted via CB10
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    04-26-13 10:26 AM
  10. BB10FTW's Avatar
    This is kind of irrelevant if you ask me. It isn't new, this feature has existed on previous legacy BlackBerry devices for quite awhile.

    Posted via CB10
    04-26-13 11:03 AM
  11. cjcampbell's Avatar
    Yup... "news" sources rehashing a story from weeks ago. You know they are scrambling for crap news when......
    04-26-13 11:12 AM
  12. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    How do i turn it off or on??
    In order to avoid privacy violation, users of the smartphone can simply turn the "show what I'm listening to" feature off. Users would also need to turn their "update your status" feature on, as it is off by default, in order for this to occur.
    So, basically, you don't have to turn it off, if you didn't turn it on before ...
    04-26-13 12:18 PM
  13. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    #stickyfingers

    Posted via CB10
    04-26-13 01:16 PM
  14. yabanumay's Avatar
    So, basically, you don't have to turn it off, if you didn't turn it on before ...
    Thanks
    04-26-13 01:52 PM

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