Privacy Blocker for Android may protect you from Big Brother
Modern day smartphones are “smarter” than they have ever been. We rely on them more thаn ever and trust them to store our personal information even though this might have negative consequences under certain conditions. Well, not everybody seems to be worried about that right now, but we are sure some folks out there are pretty concerned about their sensitive data and their privacy.
If you are one of those people who have the disturbing feeling that Big Brother is watching them, having Privacy Blocker running on your Android smartphone will probably make you feel much more secure. The app has been designed with one thing in mind – to expose the applications installed on your smartphone that might pose a threat to your privacy. Many of the most popular apps from the Android Market already exist in Privacy Blocker's database, and the program can actually let you know which ones may make your information available to third parties.
Privacy Blocker works by decompiling the targeted application, after which it does some digging through its source sniffing out potentially unwanted code, and then recompiles the application again. This should be the reason why Privacy Blocker is keeping the processor quite busy while it is doing its thing. Even though the application is still in its early days, it seems to be pretty good at what it is supposed to do.
If Privacy Blocker sounds like the app for you, you can get it through the Android Market. It is currently on sale for $1.99 for a limited time and will run on any device powered by Android 2.0 or higher.
source: Android Authority
1. Gregoiuar (unregistered) posted on 28 Mar 2011, 15:40 0 1
android sends all the information including gps to google itself and to other third parties!
2. Janus (unregistered) posted on 29 Mar 2011, 13:22 0 0
Google isn't technically a third party though...
3. UnitedStatesOfAmercia (unregistered) posted on 30 Mar 2011, 14:44 0 0
They say this protects you from big brother? What if it a app so big brother can group people and watch more? Think about it for a min downloading it makes a case for big brother to watch what you say or text or email. Next they will mant to do away with paper money wait there working on a chip thats put in the hand (mark of the beast) corporate america. keep voting for republicans watch all rights go down the drain. if your founding father was her they would smack everyone that working in the government were taxing our selfs into debt aand taken basic rules set from day one. I say dont download this app dont give the government the freedom to take your rights.