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    android is wire tapping you without a warrant

    You didn't say yes... but your still being tracked by all those apps, gps, phone numbers, etc...

    Were talking everything

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    It's not really fair to say that Google is at fault as they don't make the apps. These apps are created by 3rd party sources while Google has already stated they do not wish to put extensive security on the devices, which is good. However, I believe that if an app is reported to abuse certain privacy violations then Google should remove their app from the market.

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    Open Source is not always a good thing.
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    When you install an app it tells you what it does security wise (tells you if it uses GPS, data, system functions such as keeping the screen on, etc) and you have to agree to that to install the app. Not a security concern, unless you're a blithering idiot.
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    Not all of the apps in this experiment include collection of data in the terms of use. One of the tested apps was found to send your info immediately after install before the first use even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
    When you install an app it tells you what it does security wise (tells you if it uses GPS, data, system functions such as keeping the screen on, etc) and you have to agree to that to install the app. Not a security concern, unless you're a blithering idiot.
    reading is fundamental

    While we understand that Google doesn't wish to throw up unnecessary roadblocks, or irritate users with constant permission dialogs, perhaps the company should require that an app display an explicit warning whenever it plans to send private data to third parties..
    Making matters worse, those 15 didn't actually inform end-users that data was being shared, and some of 'em beamed out information while applications were dormant.
    why does solitaire and blackjack need to hack your info?
    Last edited by Mikes2nd; 10-01-2010 at 02:23 PM.

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    FWIW, the article says that the apps warned users in the exact way I mentioned, but didn't say that the info they were collecting was being shared. The security form I'm speaking of doesn't say what the apps do with the data, or GPS, w/e, but that the app uses it. If someone downloads a Blackjack app and doesn't notice that it's using their GPS coordinates, they're stupid I can take a screencap of a security screen example if you'd like, it's hard to explain what I mean.

    I agree with a warning that they're sharing your info with third parties, but it's like a virus scanner on a computer. If you're not stupid, you don't need it

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    I don't like any of it. All cell phones have GPS, any of those games on facebook can basically take all of your info/pics. We are giving up our privacy for technology.

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    Ive had an android phone since the G1 came out, I never cared to what they track because I have nothing to hind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium View Post
    Ive had an android phone since the G1 came out, I never cared to what they track because I have nothing to hind.
    OK, could you please post up your full name, address, SSN, credit card number, date of birth and debit card number with pin?

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