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#26 2014-06-15 02:29:13

anonymous
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Re: Android Apps...meh

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Be excellent to each other!

#27 2014-06-15 08:58:27

Joe90
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Re: Android Apps...meh

Data Protection Act? (UK)

They can hold your data, but must look after it and not disclose it without your permission (the tricky bit!). You can ask to see what they hold on you as well, this will cost @ £10.

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#28 2014-06-16 07:15:15

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
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Re: Android Apps...meh

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#29 2014-06-16 13:54:08

Different55
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Registered: 2014-03-12
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Re: Android Apps...meh

When they show you a list of permissions, and you have the choice to install the app or not, wouldn't that count as consent?


Sorry about that. I accidentally posted my password in IRC and I had the same password set here so they changed my signature.

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#30 2014-06-16 15:01:04

brontosaurusrex
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#31 2014-06-16 15:06:52

schwim
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#32 2014-06-16 15:38:34

xor
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Registered: 2012-01-11
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Re: Android Apps...meh

...and >THAT< exactly is why i've never switched to a "smartphone" at all -- and never will !

still got my lovely small "dumbphone" (samsung SGH C270) in silver and black,
it looks a bit like the communicator from the early star trek series.
never had any issues with it, the battery lasts quite long.
it was cheap anyway so no one wants to steal it.

got an old android (2.3) tablet though (WiFi only), but i don't do anything important on it.
especially no online banking, not even ebay or amazon business and the like.
and i have never logged in to google because i simply don't need that.
i am happy with the basic apps. it's just for surfing when sitting on the couch.

verdict: be smart and use a dumbphone ! wink

EDIT:

> Call me old-fashioned or paranoid, but I value my privacy much more than the convenience of a smartphone.

+1
same here, for same reasons. now call me paranoid, too ! big_smile

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#33 2014-06-17 02:14:20

coffee_guy
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Re: Android Apps...meh

Have you thought about buying a palm phone or old windows phone?  They can do features of a smart phone but you know, the calculator doesn't need to read your address book.  Also, you could just keep your smart phone with it browser and email and whatnot and just not use any apps.  I don't know.  Just throwing it out there.

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#34 2014-06-17 03:15:04

KrunchTime
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#35 2014-06-17 03:16:43

KrunchTime
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Re: Android Apps...meh

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#36 2014-06-17 16:53:49

Different55
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Re: Android Apps...meh


Sorry about that. I accidentally posted my password in IRC and I had the same password set here so they changed my signature.

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#37 2014-06-17 17:03:40

Unia
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Re: Android Apps...meh

I wonder how this works on iOS/Windows Phone? On those platforms you do not get a list of which permissions an app needs, do you?

Look at it from the bright side: at least we know our data is getting collected  devil

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#38 2014-06-17 17:06:23

anonymous
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Re: Android Apps...meh

From what I've read, on iOS apps ask for individual permissions when first needed/used. I don't know about WP.

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#39 2014-06-20 02:21:19

KrunchTime
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#40 2014-06-20 02:55:43

gutterslob
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Re: Android Apps...meh


Point & Squirt

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#41 2014-06-20 16:26:07

DonVukodlak
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