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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chimpy, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. chimpy

    chimpy Well-Known Member
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    Other than just being spyware or something?

    Lately I've been afraid to download a lot of apps for these reasons.

    I can't figure out why a game for example would need access to my contacts list, or a launcher have to look at my call history...
     

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  2. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member
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    Call status = pause the game/music/etc while in calls

    Contact list and history? Most shouldn't need this. Use common sense, and if it seems amiss, don't do it unless you NEED the app.
     

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