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Month: January 2014

Vodafone is reading SMS/MMS

Vodafone is reading SMS/MMS

I am using vodafone service for a long time. I love their service. But recent incidents makes me think about it now. First thing is, they don’t allow me to use 3G service. They are telling me that people who is in Bangalore circle and also who has post paid connection can’t get 3G service and there is no way to go back to pre paid to get the 3G connection. I don’t know what shitty issue it is. I hope many people might be facing the same who is using Vodafone post paid around this area.

And one day, I have received a sms to install vodafone app to track my usage and bill called My Vodafone. Check the app here  . I have tried to install the app. the app has nothing to do with sms/mms reading and writing permission.

Check my tweet here. They immediately responded and asked my mobile number in direct message. Here is our conversation. One lady called me and she doesn’t know anything about what was going on.

vodafone_issue1 vodafone_issue2

 

My concern is, why do they read and also write user sms? Is it for Indian advertisement companies purposes or for Government agency or any one from outside India using this data since Vodafone is not an Indian company? I don’t know where their server is located. Whatever it is, why the hell they need write permission into sms?

I am not sure whether same thing is happening with My Vodafone app for other countries.

Update:

Here is a proof.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Vodafone-secretly-sharing-data-with-British-intelligence-Home-ministry/articleshow/31797862.cms

Plans 2014

Plans 2014

Just short and sweet. Either I can call it as resolutions or just the top three things to be taken care of in 2014:

1. DOING IT MYSELF, Whatever shit it is!
2. Document EVERYTHING literally!
3. DO NOT use credit cards!

2014 is really going to play on important role. Fingers crossed!