1. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    08-11-2014 08:20 AM
  2. AAA1337's Avatar
    Yeah, that's why I love iOS too. Yesterday my friend mentioned how Facebook somehow knows all the apps on his Nexus and asks him to like their FB pages and rate them. I mentioned the recent uproar over what their Terms and Permissions says, and then asked why they don't just revoke Facebook's permissions.

    Every single guy in the room looked at me like I just said I'd been to Mars or something.

    Now, I don't know whether it actually is impossible to control app permissions, or whether my friends were just unaware. Google is turning up conflicting reports, some saying it has an absolutely broken system, others saying it has no system at all.either way it's hilarious to see the uproar over something that barely even worries me.


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    08-11-2014 08:35 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I don't mind using Google apps on my iPhone but I always limit it's activities in settings as much as I can
    08-11-2014 09:19 AM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    The annoying part of that is it does it for pretty much every app, even the core ones.
    08-11-2014 09:49 AM
  5. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    The annoying part of that is it does it for pretty much every app, even the core ones.
    That's the best part! I want to be able to decide what apps have my location and what apps don't.
    08-11-2014 09:51 AM
  6. rayz336's Avatar
    That's the best part! I want to be able to decide what apps have my location and what apps don't.
    You could always do it in the privacy and location settings menus, the pop up is annoying because it interrupts usage
    08-11-2014 09:53 AM
  7. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    You could always do it in the privacy and location settings menus, the pop up is annoying because it interrupts usage
    True.
    08-11-2014 09:53 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I remember when I said "I will always use a Blackberry"......Hummm
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    08-11-2014 08:10 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Location settings don't worry me. I'm more concerned with apps that have my information in some form or another. I use an app called MyPermissions. It shows which apps have what information. When I first used this app I discovered there were apps I had long ago deleted that still had access to some of my personal info. I revoked access for those. I find apps that show up in Facebook that I did not give permission. I revoked those. It's an interesting app and an eye opener.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mype...mUvbUpU2306622

    Why I will always use iOS:-imageuploadedbytapatalk1407806663.006137.jpg
    08-11-2014 09:24 PM
  10. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Location settings don't worry me. I'm more concerned with apps that have my information in some form or another. I use an app called MyPermissions. It shows which apps have what information. When I first used this app I discovered there were apps I had long ago deleted that still had access to some of my personal info. I revoked access for those. I find apps that show up in Facebook that I did not give permission. I revoked those. It's an interesting app and an eye opener.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mype...mUvbUpU2306627

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    Thanks for sharing!
    08-11-2014 09:27 PM
  11. AAA1337's Avatar
    Location settings don't worry me. I'm more concerned with apps that have my information in some form or another. I use an app called MyPermissions. It shows which apps have what information. When I first used this app I discovered there were apps I had long ago deleted that still had access to some of my personal info. I revoked access for those. I find apps that show up in Facebook that I did not give permission. I revoked those. It's an interesting app and an eye opener.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mype...mUvbUpU2306653

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    I'm curious, how does this work? Apple does not natively offer support to change any of the privacy settings other than the ones under Settings > Privacy, and I thought no App Store app is allowed to change OS-level settings.

    How is this app capable of blocking other apps from accessing other apps, and how is revoking access to settings that Apple does not give you any option to disable in the first place?
    08-11-2014 10:19 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm curious, how does this work? Apple does not natively offer support to change any of the privacy settings other than the ones under Settings > Privacy, and I thought no App Store app is allowed to change OS-level settings.

    How is this app capable of blocking other apps from accessing other apps, and how is revoking access to settings that Apple does not give you any option to disable in the first place?
    It can revoke access to stuff like log in info and other personal info those apps may have. You authorize it. They don't do anything without your ok. It is, after all, your personal info. I'd rather some long ago deleted app not have my email address. It may be why I get so much email spam. We tend to forget the information some apps ask for. It's mostly Google and Facebook. I've given Documents 5 permission to access my Dropbox account. I can revoke that if I choose to.
    08-11-2014 11:05 PM
  13. AAA1337's Avatar
    It can revoke access to stuff like log in info and other personal info those apps may have. You authorize it. They don't do anything without your ok. It is, after all, your personal info. I'd rather some long ago deleted app not have my email address. It may be why I get so much email spam. We tend to forget the information some apps ask for. It's mostly Google and Facebook. I've given Documents 5 permission to access my Dropbox account. I can revoke that if I choose to.
    Oh that's actually cool. I'll give this app a try. I download so much junk, I don't know how many apps have my info to sell, if this can revoke all my login info, I'll be happy.


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    08-11-2014 11:11 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    22 apps have access to my Twitter account. GEEZ! One I've never heard of. Googled it, and it seems harmless. C-Span's DebateHub. ?
    08-11-2014 11:55 PM
  15. ajl's Avatar
    22 apps have access to my Twitter account. GEEZ! One I've never heard of. Googled it, and it seems harmless. C-Span's DebateHub. ?
    It may seem harmless, but if it's not doing you any good, might be doing something bad..
    08-12-2014 12:31 AM
  16. HAWK's Avatar
    Technology is making us paranoid people. Not just a made up thing either. Read an interesting article the other day that cell phones, computers actually lower testosterone in males, and heighten anxiety in both male and females. Whether that's true or not who knows... I can see re testosterone thing being true as men are spending less time doing manly things and more time on their cell phones and tablets.


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    08-12-2014 01:08 AM
  17. kataran's Avatar
    Technology is making us paranoid people. Not just a made up thing either. Read an interesting article the other day that cell phones, computers actually lower testosterone in males, and heighten anxiety in both male and females. Whether that's true or not who knows... I can see re testosterone thing being true as men are spending less time doing manly things and more time on their cell phones and tablets.


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    I'm afraid to believe this as truth but am compelled to believe it some how
    08-13-2014 04:09 PM
  18. HAWK's Avatar
    I'm afraid to believe this as truth but am compelled to believe it some how
    I know right..?


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    08-13-2014 04:21 PM
  19. vubk's Avatar
    I always use IOS too
    08-19-2014 10:51 PM
  20. RainNguyen's Avatar
    IOS the best OS on mobile, i used.
    It very beautiful.
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    08-20-2014 04:52 AM
  21. John Yester's Avatar
    Amazing on iOS 8 shows on how many apps sharing location, etc... But in reality when app is first launched it will ask if you want to share your location... Or a user can go into location services and toggle those off. Not rocket science, but I guess some don't know what to look for. So Apple will "Show them the way"
    08-20-2014 12:54 PM
  22. Tranquilly's Avatar
    HAHA! That's great =P.
    09-17-2014 03:35 PM

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