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    Soundwave
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    Why do apps need so much information ?

    I find it a bit scary when you download an app, and you see what information they want access to. Change, modify hard drive etc. phone, and txt records, I thought facebook was bad enough but the Android market seems just as bad if not worse....Is it me just being paranoid or is there nothing to worry about with these app's and the conditions that your granting them with.



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    Shockwave
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    Personally I think it's a little paranoid. You can always ask the developer why it needs to do certain things. I haven't had any identity problems and I've got close to 200 different apps in all. If it still bothers you, you can always get an app like privacy blocker.

    Sent from my Transformer

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    Soundwave
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    Thanks Jay I'll check that app out....

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    Shockwave
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    No problem. Hope that's what you're looking for.

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    The best rule of thumb is if an app is asking for access to something you don't think it should just inquire. You can ask here or if we can't get you an answer you can always as Jay stated contact the developer. But is isn't unreasonable for apps to ask for permissions. Obviously an e-mail app is going to need access to your contacts and whatnot. Certain games ask for access to network for online play. And so on and so forth. Not much to worry about but if it does sound suspicious don't d/l until you get an answer.

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    Also (and I can't emphasize this enough), read the comments! People are usually pretty good about posting if an app goes haywire (or was good before an update and went haywire after the update).

 

 

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