ACLU Takes Wireless Carriers to Task for Poor Android Security
CSO, By: Antone Gonsalves
The American Civil Liberties Union has called on wireless
carriers to either take responsibility for Android security on the
mobile devices they sell or let Google handle updates to protect the
millions of people using the operating system.
Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist for the ACLU, also urged
federal legislators to pressure carriers into reversing their dismal
handling of Android security. Soghoian made his remarks on Monday at the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"If they want to control the software that runs on the device, then
they need to take responsibility for the software that runs on the
device," Soghoian told CSO Online. "If they don't want that responsibility, they need to give the control to someone else."
"Right now, we have the worst of both worlds," he said. "Where the carriers get the control and don't take the responsibility."