by James Tromans, 2 years ago
Over the last few days there have been a number of blog posts and reports stating that ’20% of Android Applications threaten privacy’ or ‘pose a potential privacy threat’. These sensational headlines came about after…
BT have released an Android application (and one for the iPhone, too) which helps users connect to one of the 1.6 million WiFi hotspots around the UK. Back in the early 90′s BT used to be known as British Telecom and now the BT Group ‘is one of the largest telecommunications services companies in the world and has operations in more than 170 countries’. The application for Android provides customers who have the BT Total Broadband service plan automatic connection to any BT OpenZone and BT FON hotspots when in range.
To take advantage of the application you have to log in with your BT username and password. From here, you can set in the application preferences how you would like to the app to behave (i.e. connect automatically). One of the best things about the app is that it offers a mapping service that can direct you to the nearest available hotspot. This information is kept up-to-date every week. Furthermore, every time someone downloads the application BT will donate 50p to charity (up to £10,000).
[Via: Electric Pig]