20% of Android Market apps can grab your private data
1. gbhil (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)
And 100% of the apps in the Market clearly state their permissions BEFORE they can be installed. Yellow journalism at it's finest.
2. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)
I smell apple sauce all over this, but I could be wrong. Every system has flaws, the Iphone/Ipad just recently had a few. Any app on any platform can be used to gather info about the device, location, and person using. Apple just announced they would be using your location to generate targeted ads.
3. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
This a BIG reason the Apple App store makes the iphone the best phone out there. You have NO IDEA what you are getting in the Android market. The other problem is you cant look at the market without a damn droid phone. What good is that?
4. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
as gbhil stated the apps clearly tell you what the app can access before you download it, and you can browse the app market online and through programs like doubletwist
6. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea, and apples ToS recently released saying they can track you and what your doing at any time, any where, and theres nothing u can do about it. Thats hella dangerous if u ask me. Yea. Id rather stick to android where its easy to tell what an app can do by A) its permission list and B) lots of reviews by other users, instead of being told what i can and cant have by an old man with a god complex. i bet my paycheck that all the apps they mention have really shitty reviews and warnings by other users. We aren't talking mainstream apps here.. were talking fringe stuff that people wont buy anyways.
8. vinsterdamus (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)
" The other problem is you cant look at the market without a damn droid phone. What good is that?" Eh more then one phone type can access the android market unlike the app store xD. all android phones can "look at" the market so i don't know here you get your facts! on a other note who got one of the 20% of programs that this article talks about? Do i hear a no one? Ok message is clear
10. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is probably one of those semi-porn games/sites....
7. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
It's a music player, a lot of people prefer it over the stock Android player but I personally prefer the stock (only because it's easier for me to re-arrange the order of songs in a playlist). It also allows you to easily sync your Android phone with iTunes as long as you install the doubletwist program on yuor computer. I have heard that although it is currently a free app they will be switching to paid soon so I would recommend downloading it ASAP if you are interested in trying it out.
9. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ok, will do - I am very new to ANDROID with ARIA - and I dislike itunes.
11. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Found a music apps that works with most player - shakes to play or change the song - like an iphone
12. gbhil (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)
CNet retracted their "story" about this non issue:http://m.zdnet.com/blog/burnet
te/cnet-retracts-article-on-android-app-privacy-threat/1987Will Phone Arena do the same?