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