CyanogenMod founder prepping incognito mode for Android to sandbox personal data

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+)

FEATURED VIDEO

14 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

14. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

well said.

2. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This is why Android will always be ahead of Apple.

5. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 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

6. saket.shrivastava

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

hail droids !!!!!!!

7. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

8. saket.shrivastava

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

which handset

10. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

well if its s-off he might mean htc

9. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

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

11. MartianMe unregistered

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

12. geriakt

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 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?

13. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

15. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.