Blackberry broadcasts your porn preferences

Posted by Nick Farrell

It looks like Blackberry 10 ships with a feature that tells your contacts about the porn you are watching.

BBM has an option to share what music you're listening to as a status update. If you are dumb enough to switch it on, it will also share whatever video content you might be watching.

While this might be ok if your mates are watching football, or Winnie the Pooh's Christmas stories, you might be a little shocked to discover they are watching Debbie Does Donkeys.

A CrackBerry forum thread saw one user upload a screenshot of recent BBM updates, showing that contacts were "listening to 'tube8.com'" or "listening to 'pornhub.com,'" both pornographic sites.

One user was "horrified" and claimed that his BlackBerry reported that he was watching porn when he encountered a site which had loads of porn pop-ups. Strangely other users at Crackberry did not buy it.

The common consensus is that if you own a BlackBerry Z10 and you want to keep your video-browsing habits to yourself, you should make sure your music updates in BBM are disabled. It does mean that your friends won't know you're currently listening to Justin Beiber but you don't really want them to know that either.