Post # 1
I am stunned by what I am seeing from phone apps. I was going to download quite a few apps until I read what kind of control they would have over my phone.
Like they will track me, have a copy of my contact list, call people from my phone which I will be charged, oh and did I mention that I have found some apps that will take pics and video with my own camera!!
I am so not comfortable with how much control people who control the apps want!
Like with the camera, here is what it says….
Take pictures and videos
Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
I dont see ANY reason whatsoever where this is right. And its beyond creepy! Plus, what kind of pics will they take? Like in my room,etc???
So because of all this, I read everything about all apps before I download them. And if they want stuff like this, I wont download it.
Oh and if you want to know what kind of app I was going to download tonight before I read the specs for it, it was a banking app. I have been thinking about online and cellphone banking for awhile, but when I read what kind of control the bank app wanted, I decided not to.
ANy other bees seen this too with apps?
Post # 3
Its weird and annoying. I was looking forward to banking on my phone. Oh well.
Post # 4
The only reason I would see that being okay (taking pictures without me pushing the “picture” button or collecting pictures I had taken) would be with a tracker app that you initiate when your phone is stolen.
Post # 5
Wow I had this exact conversation with FI a few days ago! I recently got a android and tried downloading some nice wallpapers and games only to find that they wanted control over taking photos, recording videos at random… seriously creepy!
Post # 6
@MrsDeco: It is very creepy.
Post # 7
Where is this information when you download the app?
Post # 8
@SquidWeds: I took a picture of the screen on my phone. After you press the button to download a app, a page like this pops up next. Below the Accept & Downloads button is where it tells you what you are giving them permission to do.
Just click on them and it will then give you specifics. The pic below is the one that says Services that cost you money.
Sorry its sideways, I tried to flip it but it wouldnt work.
Post # 9
I would do some research and make an attempt to contact someone.
I’m pretty sure something like that falls under voyeurism and is no more legal than sticking your cellphone up some girl’s skirt and taking pictures.
When I read that the first thing I thought of was the fact that I leave my phone on the dresser a lot. This usually gives my phone a front row seat during sexy time…..
*logs off to go check phone and apps*
Post # 10
@SweetHoneyBee: I dont know. All I know is they cannot do it, if I dont download the app. 🙂
Post # 11
I’m a cyber security student and we are currently working on a community service project, which will be an informative video for middle-school and high-school age students warning them about various threats on the internet.
These apps mean serious business when you give them your info. No game application should need your contact list.
Post # 12
I guess you might go to google play store..There you can find the best one….I have already checkin there latest tool like Google shared contacts