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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Rick Felton, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Rick Felton

    Rick Felton New Member
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    Howdy, New Moto Droid owner here in Denver CO. WOW what a change. I've got a question on the downloading of apps. When I try, a screen comes up that says the app has access to various functions including (I think from memory), e-mail, internet access, contacts, and so on... What is this about? Do these apps then have access to hack my droid?
     

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member
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    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:

    These are to let you know what sections that a given app is accessing ... very little risk... but an app that changes screen brightness ...doesn't need your personal data ot internet access ... so that would be a sure sign of a possible naughty app.


     
  3. bigdroid

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    Welcome to Android Forums!! :)
     
  4. Carl C

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    Welcome to androidforums! :D
     

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