[RIL][Privacy] Introduce a pref to disable PDU_PID_SHORT_MESSAGE_TYPE_0 handling for more privacy

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
8 months ago

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(Reporter: julienw, Unassigned)

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({privacy})

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Description

3 years ago
Source: https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/dom/system/gonk/ril_worker.js#6556

We should have a pref to prevent acknowledging a short message type 0.

In [1] it's said:

   In his 2005 book, Mobile Messaging Technologies and Services, Le Bodic noted that these 
   messages are used “to page a mobile to check if the mobile is active without the user 
   being aware that the mobile station has been paged.” It seems that type 0 messages are 
   therefore quite popular with surveillance agencies.

[1] http://blog.richpollock.com/2014/06/class-0-sms-messages/

Comment 1

8 months ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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