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CyanogenMod founder prepping incognito mode for Android to sandbox personal data

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CyanogenMod founder prepping incognito mode for Android to sandbox personal data
Steve Kondik, of CyanogenMod founder fame, is never resting on his laurels, and now he is after creating an Incognito Mode of sorts for Android handsets. The idea is to return an empty list when an app tries to peep into your contacts, messages, browser history, calendar and so on, unless you have specifically given it permission to do so.

This way your personal data is kept separately from your apps, as there is quite the bunch of snooping fluff out there. 

This won't spoof your IMEI number, or serve as an ad-blocker, but will keep your most private info truly private. No end date for the project release is given yet, and no NSA agents will be harmed during the development process.

source: SteveKondik (G+)

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:15 19

1. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This is why Android is so great - you have many minds working on it to improve and add to it.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 22:18

14. moroninc (Posts: 178; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


well said.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:35 7

2. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


there are sooo many steves in the smartphone industry...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:41 9

3. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This is why Android will always be ahead of Apple.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:50 2

5. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


That is an amazing feat! If it go through fully I might just switch sides or at least get a Android as my second phone :P

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 11:43

6. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


hail droids !!!!!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 11:49 1

7. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


so glad im rooted unlocked and s-off!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:02

8. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


which handset

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 13:41 2

10. true1984 (Posts: 589; Member since: 23 May 2012)


well if its s-off he might mean htc

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:41

9. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


I'd love to see this implemented on older CM versions. They will probably put it on CM10.1 or up.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 16:54 1

11. MartianMe (unregistered)


This is awesome ...rooting my fone and installing CM right now.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:44

12. geriakt (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


I will donate for that. It should also have gps tracking blocked. Perfect timing with the world knowing that the NSA is spying on all Americans and tapping your phone calls without a court order. When will all Americans stand against a corrupt government?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 22:01

13. dorianb (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I think that MIGHT not be advisable because of 9-1-1.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 22:22

15. moroninc (Posts: 178; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


that's because "call 9-1-1" is on everyone's lips... the one country where everyone is safe but not safe. look behind you.. a moron/lunatic with a tommy gun ... call 911

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