Take that, spooks! Android 9.0 P to block mic access for idle apps, too
by Daniel Petrov / Feb 21, 2018, 4:24 AM
Android 8.0 Oreo is already on a next level when it comes to managing background apps, permissions, or idle resources, but the next, Android 9.0 P version that will be announced at Google's I/O event in May, will go even further, it seems.
While Android Open Source Project code revealed yesterday that Google is planning to restrict random idle apps from accessing your camera in the background in its next Android versions, something even more sinister will also be cut off from the realm of possibility.
Yes, we are talking about sound recording. Android P will eventually be able to block background applications from accessing both your front or rear cameras, as well as your phone's mics, for a complete blackout when you are not using those tattletales, as it should be. Take that, NSA!
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should have been offered as a permission rather than straight denial.
posted on Feb 21, 2018, 5:39 AM 1
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well... it begins... they are locking down the system in the name of security
posted on Feb 21, 2018, 7:08 AM 1
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What? It was not there? W10M can set permissions for all apps individual.
posted on Feb 21, 2018, 6:26 AM 0
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... you missed the post point clearly. You can set individual permissions for apps in Android for a while now. This is taking it a step further. Even though you allow app A to use your camera, it shouldn't be using it when on idle mode, taking images without consent, or recording audio without consent or your knowledge.
posted on Feb 21, 2018, 6:36 AM 1
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Spooks,, LOL hey are we talking about a certain group of people
posted on Feb 21, 2018, 10:17 AM 1
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