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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Permissions relevance in Glu Mobile games

I just got a new android tablet. pretty fast I noticed the potential danger in apps permissions and started reading around. but in Glu Mobile games. there are a few permissions I'm not sure about and one I just cant seem to find on the web.

1. this is the big one - control system backup and restoreAllows the app to control the system's backup and restore mechanism. Not for use by normal apps. - I don't really understand what this even mean.

2. System toolsautomatically start at boot
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the tablet and allow the app to slow down the overall tablet by always running.

3. why would a game need my location. network base or GPS based. I can imagine its for targeted commercials. but I'm still worried and would like to know If there is any other reasons I need to know about.

and if its not to much trouble, even though I look a lot I didn't completely understood this permission "full Internet access - Allows the app to create network sockets." because I couldn't fully understand what network sockets are.

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