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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    If an app has permission to read SMS/ MMS, or see what applications I have running, does that mean the person who made the app could see that information as well i.e. read my texts/ see my apps?
     


  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    It does. And the people in your bank can see where you spend your money. And the people at your telephone company can listen in on your phone conversations.

    There's a difference between "can", "do" and "is legal". App developers are usually interested in figuring out how to do what's "impossible", not who texted what to you. If they want to have fun with reading texts, they go to Texts from Last Night. One or two of yours may be funny or raunchy - ALL of the ones on that site are at least interesting.
     
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