Personal PrivacyUS Government-funded Android Phones Given to Low-Income People Include Unremovable MalwareJanuary 13, 2020Personal PrivacyandroidAssurance WirelessLifelineObama PhoneVirgin Mobile The Infinite BriefAn Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes pre-installed with malware that can’t be removed without making the device cease to work. The program is often referred to as the Obama Phone because it expanded in 2008, when President Barack Obama took office. The UMX U686CL is provided by Virgin Mobile’s Assurance Wireless program, which is an offshoot of the Lifeline Assistance program. Included is malware that can install adware and other unwanted apps without the knowledge or permission of the user. Curated from Ars Technica Tags :androidAssurance WirelessLifelineObama PhoneVirgin Mobileshare on Facebookshare on Twittershare on LinkedInshare on Redditadd a comment Leave a Response Cancel replyCommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Facebook is Trying to Track Every Second of Its Moderators’ Days, Including Specific Details About Bathroom Breaks23andMe Sells Rights to Medication Developed Using its Users’ DNAYou Might Also LikePersonal PrivacyA Growing List of Companies Are Now Using Webcams to Monitor Their Remote EmployeesPersonal PrivacyNew Google Data Shows a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites During the Coronavirus PandemicPersonal PrivacyWhat’s the Going Rate for Social Security Numbers on the Dark Web?