20% of Android Market apps can grab your private data
posted by Alan F. / Jun 23, 2010, 12:08 AM
source: SMobileSystems via ReadWriteWeb
Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 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.
posted on Jun 23, 2010, 8:01 AM 0
Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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?
posted on Jun 23, 2010, 8:12 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 23, 2010, 12:09 PM 0
Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 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
posted on Jun 23, 2010, 4:16 PM 0
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what is doubletwist?
posted on Jun 23, 2010, 11:51 AM 0
Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.
posted on Jun 23, 2010, 2:05 PM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 23, 2010
CNet retracted their "story" about this non issue:http://m.zdnet.com/blog/burnet
Will Phone Arena do the same?
posted on Jun 24, 2010, 3:34 PM 0
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