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Research in Motion Ltd (BBRY) Has a XXX-Rated Sharing Secret

Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) has been getting some positive reviews for its safety and security features in its BlackBerry 10 operating system and its flagship Z10 handset. But there seems to be a little issue with some privacy settings. After all, many things on your own smartphone  are things you wouldn’t like others to see – key business files, your personal contacts, your e-mail … or even the latet YouTube video that is sweeping the nation. At least, you don’t want to share it without you consciously deciding to do so.

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)Well, apparently there seems to be a little glitch in the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) feature with the Z10 that was revealed recently. There is a feature where Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) BlackBerry Messenger records  all usage of the media player and there is a setting that shares  the content with a user’s friends and contacts. In other words, you could be listening to the newest Beyonce single or … um, watching a porn clip and it could automatically send those to friends in your contacts list.

“The clip? Um, I was doing research for my anatomy exam this week!”

Users will have to go to settings to turn off the phone history tracking feature – which is similar to a browsing history on  Web browser like Chrome or Firefox. While that is one thing, Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) recording – and possibly storing – this kind of information about you as you use its devices? Might that take Big Data to a new and embarrassingly low(-brow) level? And no, by the way – this was revealed Monday, but it is not an April Fool’s joke. The good news is the feature can be turned off – and you may have to double-check those settings regularly to ensure that what you want to keep to yourself truly does stay to yourself.

Can you imagine your grandmother or your wife/girlfriend knowing some of the stuff you’re accessing? They would flip out over Beyonce! Oh, wait …

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)Let us know your thoughts about this dirty little secret involving Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) in the comments section below.

DISCLOSURE: I own no positions in any stock mentioned.

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