HTC Android handsets in security scare

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Security researchers have warned that HTC Android  smartphones including the Evo 3D, the Evo 4G, and the Thunderbolt contain a flaw that gives Internet-connected apps access to personal information such as text message data, location info, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, CNET reports. “It’s like leaving your keys under the mat and expecting nobody who finds them to unlock the door,” Artem Russakovskii, one of the researchers, warns.

Ahead of Apple’s product launch on Tuesday, Gizmodo has gained what it claims is a sneak peek of a cheaper version of the Apple iPhone4 being manufactured in Brazil. Pictures gained by Gizmodo’s Brazilian sister site show handsets with the serial number N90 – a number that has been linked to a cheaper iPhone4 handset with 8GB of memory.

Pandora, the online radio provider, has become the latest company to face a privacy lawsuits, PaidContent reports. The new complaint, from a group of subscribers in Michigan, says the group violated the privacy of its users and demands it pay each of them at least $5,000. The claim is based on a 1988 state law that imposes fines for disclosing a customer’s purchase or rental histories related to videos, books or sound recordings.

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