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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by svim, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. svim

    svim Extreme Android User
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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Knowing Google, if they can reset your pernission settings to off, then they can also turn them back on.
  3. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    It's more security theatre. It would be useful if google could reset permissions in the event of a security breach in an app, even more useful if you received a notification that the app was unsafe and would be removed in 7 days, to give time to back up any data from the app they want to keep.
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Goggle is the opposite of security.
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User
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    I tend to disagree, there's a distinction between 'security' and 'privacy'. Both are at times intertwined but they are not the same thing.
    Google has a relatively good history as far as its overall security measures while its stance on privacy is scary.
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I must disagree completely.

    Privacy IS a part of security.

    Not only that, but the sheer amount of shady, scammy, spammy, useless, fear mongering, and dangerous apps provided by the Google Play Store- which they emphatically boast as the ONLY safe place to get apps- is a perfect example of what security is NOT.

    Ever notice how every full page pop up that says "Your device has been 28.4% infected with viruses and will be locked within 2 days" has a link that takes you directly to one of thousands of BS anti-virus apps on Google Play Store?
  7. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    Errr No, I've never had that kind of message on any of my devices(Samsung/HTC/Moto/Huawei/Various Chinese phones - Cubot/Doogee and others)
    The full page pop-up ads will be as a result of something you installed (or was installed BY something you installed). BTW I tend to use F-Droid in preference to the play store as all their apps are FOSS..
  8. ScarlettM59

    ScarlettM59 Newbie

    Is it possible any way we can have android 12 on phone with root !!!
  9. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    No, not pop-ups from any apps-
    these are full page browser hijackers that are difficult to even back out of without a good browser.

    And by good, I mean anything not associated with Google.

    And by you getting apps from F-Droid instead (as I do as well) you demonstrate that privacy is security.

    Security in your private matters is privacy by definition.

    Therefore, privacy is a part of security.

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