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Angry Birds...SMS access?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bigbadwulff, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
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    Latest update wants SMS access.

    What is up with that?

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  2. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
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    so if they are doing some billing platform, why would they initially say it was a mistake? I refuse to believe they didn't know about a major billing process and claim initially it was a mistake.that makes no sense at all.
    and why would they roll out something like this for a very limited market yet affect everyone?
    I'm not big on conspiracy theories but this makes no sense at all.
  3. barqers

    barqers Android Expert

    I agree. I'm not one to really care about access to certain phone functions, but this one was concerning. Didn't bother updating. In fact, I might remove it all together.
  4. Loch

    Loch Member

    The fact they lied and said it was a mistake is troubling.
  5. weaselaow

    weaselaow Member

    THen delete game and your problem is over.
  6. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
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    I just didn't update and won't until this plays out. Not going to
    delete and lose all progress.........
  7. Sulfur

    Sulfur Member


    Question nothing. Accept everything.
  8. ludist210

    ludist210 Android Enthusiast

    They updated it again this morning and removed the permission.
  9. Mitchturbo

    Mitchturbo Well-Known Member

    I've updated now they've apparently removed the privacy spying stuff lol
  10. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
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    If you didn't read them, go to the comments page in the Market. There were tons of very unhappy "Angry users".
    Glad to see they took that off. Good for them.
  11. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Android Expert

    People were entitled to voice their disapproval of the inclusion of SMS permissions. Fair play to Rovio for listening and removing them.
  12. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    honestly, I have no issue with it. it was a means of allowing purchases for new content in game. No big deal.

    I also don't think they lied about it. I think their PR department was contacted, and didn't have a clue why it would use SMS.
  13. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    If they didn't have a clue then they didn't do their homework.

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