Verizon phone updating
An upgrade is when you buy a new device to replace one that's already on your account.If you're replacing your existing device with one you already have and don't need to buy a new one, that's called bringing your own device.
Verizon admits that the information will be shared within "the Verizon family of companies," including that of (Engadget parent) Aol.
But, as the EFF points out, most of the Android devices on Verizon's network will now have a common app that hackers will be probing for holes.
With a few clicks of your dial pad, your phone will be updated.
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Update: Verizon has since sent the following statement to Engadget: "As we said earlier this week, we are testing App Flash to make app discovery better for consumers. The privacy body has pledged to investigate the matter further, but it looks as if it may have been a lot of fuss over what amounts to very little.