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Blackberry 10 could share your Porn habits with friends


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#1 IRHari

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

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Users at the Crackberry forums have unveiled what they're calling a dirty little flaw in the push update capabilities of the new Blackbery Z10. The newest Blackberry Messenger (BBM) build has a feature that notifies all of your BBM contacts when you're listening to a song or watching a video–be it from Youtube or Youjizz.

BBM records any usage of the phone's media player and can push these visits and downloads to all messenger contacts, much like a status update. So your grandmother might be notified that you've been listening to the new Justin Timberlake album, or she might know that you have a fetish for, uh, granny porn.

The phone's history tracking can be turned off if users go to settings and turn off the "Show What I'm Listening To." A guide is now available at the main Crackberry blog, which suggests this indeed isn't an April Fool's joke. We couldn't track down a new Blackberry at Motherboard HQ, but a Reddit thread also lacks anyone shouting "fake!"

And really, with mobile manufacturers obsessed with adding more social everything, a potentially-embarassing situation like this one shouldn't come as much of a surprise. To be fair, it does appear to be an opt-in feature, which is a good thing. If you're a Blackberry user, you might want to double-check now and confirm that your videos are safe to yourself.


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#2 dohdough

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

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#3 Clak

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

Considering the usage of Blackberry in business, that could be extremely embarrassing.
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#4 berzirk

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

How many of us just wondered if YouJizz is an actual website. I know I did.

#5 Cantatus

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

The porn stuff aside, I don't understand why anyone would want everyone on their contact list to constantly know what he's listening to or watching.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:48 AM

who still uses a blackberry
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#7 Clak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

At the enterprise level Blackberry is still very popular.
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#8 Spokker

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

The porn stuff aside, I don't understand why anyone would want everyone on their contact list to constantly know what he's listening to or watching.


They do this on Xbox Live so you can go and join your friend in that activity if you're interested. So if Blackberry allows us to link up and watch Xvideo in order to whack it together I'm in.