Sunday, March 11, 2018

Do you guys check the permissions you give APPS when you use them?

The is a semi-rant.

Backstory.  A series of severe thunderstorms rolled in this morning and caught me in the middle of activities.  Why did it happen?  Cause the local weather bubba got it all wrong and said that the worst of it would pass on Sat. 

Determined to get better forecasts I went online looking for a weather app.  I was scrolling thru them and have had no luck.


Because these fuckers want to scan your entire phone and send the information to God knows where!  Check this out for the permissions you give to use a particularly popular weather app.
This app has access to:
approximate location (network-based)
precise location (GPS and network-based)
read phone status and identity
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Wi-Fi connection information
view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
read phone status and identity
receive data from Internet
view network connections
read battery statistics
pair with Bluetooth devices
access Bluetooth settings
full network access
change your audio settings
run at startup
control vibration
prevent device from sleeping
Google Play license check
read Google service configuration
Maybe this is standard but it seems like its a pretty deep dive into your personal life to me.


Is this the new normal?

Do I need to do a screening of every app that I have now to make sure they're not playing I-Spy with my info?


What do they do with all this info?

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