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Bloatware Law in South Korea says it must be deletable by April 2014

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28th January 2014, 09:32 AM   |  #1  
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The 4 main wireless providers here in the US should take notice of this move by South Korea. South Korea has enacted a law that states all bloatware must be deletable/uninstallable by the users as of April 2014. That means if a user doesn't want unnecessary bloatware, they can remove it from their phones without any hassle. Why don't wireless providers here in the U.S. do this? This would make subscribers happy all across the board.

http://m.digitaltrends.com/mobile/so...-be-deletable/

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28th January 2014, 11:12 PM   |  #2  
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Why don't wireless providers here in the U.S. do this?

1. Because they can get away with it.
2. Because they don't care about the customer.
3. Because what are you going to do if you don't like it? Not have a cellphone? In 2014? Good luck with that.

Take your pick. Those are all reasons why they won't unless the government steps in and does something like South Korea's did. Just wish the government wasn't run by a bunch of corrupt politicians who get sweet benefits from giant corporations in return for gutting some legislature they don't like or whatever else goes on behind closed doors.
30th January 2014, 11:16 AM   |  #3  
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As long as your government is being paid by corporations and run by lobbyists, nothing that somehow harms said corporations will change.
It's sad but true, unfortunately.
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What drives me crazy really is the app permissions. So many of them want to know everything and run in the background.

I really wish Google and Amazon would have some rules.

It has been years since I've had an Apple device. Are their apps filled with spyware also?



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What drives me crazy really is the app permissions. So many of them want to know everything and run in the background.

I really wish Google and Amazon would have some rules.

It has been years since I've had an Apple device. Are their apps filled with spyware also?



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Carriers aren't even allowed to touch the iPhones. No markings no additional apps.
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