7/23/2008 12:49:00 PM
O2 launches investigation into MMS privacy breach
O2 has launched an investigation into allegations that photos sent by MMS can be found using just a simple Google search.
It is alleged that the problem occurs when MMS messages are sent to people who don’t own a compatible phone - such as the new 3G iPhone.
A URL is sent to recipients, allowing them to view the O2 customer's image on the operator’s website. However, some customers have complained that the images can be accessed using a simple ‘InURL’ search on Google.
A spokeswoman for O2 said: ‘We have temporarily taken down our MMS web-based viewing service while we investigate this issue fully.
‘We know this has no impact on the service for customers with MMS-enabled handsets.’