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  1. Shockwave78

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    I see a bunch of you using it, after i jnstalled it i was asked to enable it and it went on how thwy could retrieve your CC information, call logs, sms ...ect ect

    Im sure its been looked into, i did a search here on the forums and found nothing on thr subject.
     

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    That is because to work it has to be enabled as an Accessibility app... It give you the same warning when you enable a 3rd party keyboard.
     
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    I didn't see CC information but it asks for SMS, mms, etc because it needs to know when u receive something so it can alert you. You also see it does not request internet access so it couldn't transmit any of your data anyway.
     
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    This. It's as safe as Swype so long as you aren't pirating it from some 3rd party Chinese app store.
     
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    it also has no access to the internet, so any data it does collect cannot be sent out. completely safe IMO, i have been using it since my droid1 days. :D
     
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    CC information is a bit scary.

    I just downloaded the Lite version though...I like different LED notifications and am glad this LED is brighter than my DINC - which you could barely tell was lit up and only had one color.
     
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    It doesn't really have access to credit card information. The point is only that they're warning you that the app has permissions to collect data. That data could, in theory, contain credit card information.

    Please note that all keyboards have permissions to collect everything you type, and could record credit cards or passwords. ANY root app you install has access to the ENTIRE PHONE, and does not have to declare its permissions at all. Any browser you install could record personal data entered into web pages.

    It's just a warning. It's a trusted app - don't worry about it.
     
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    More than credit card information, I would personally like to know WHY Lightflow has control of the cameras! :eek:

    Apparently this thing can take pictures with the camera without your knowledge? I would love to buy & install Lightflow, but these permissions make me incredibly paranoid.

    If someone here can assure me and explain why Lightflow needs control of the cameras, maybe I'll buy it.
     
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    Because you can enable it to use your camera flash LED, which falls under the camera hardware heading.
     
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