posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 11:57 PM
Originally posted by threewisemonkeys
You can spin it any way you like but all it says is the app wont ask your permission should you decide to, for example, take a photo directly in app,
as opposed to uploading from your Gallery. Likewise with voice. It's called integration. Users don't want to receive an on screen prompt at every
button press just because a permission is required. No different from the Camera app opening right up instead of asking you if its ok for the camera
to be accessed by the app first. You'll find permissions like this on virtually every Android or iOS app that requires access to those functions.
Don't like it? Don't install the app.
I actually agree with this. But, it is also pretty conveniently worded for one day, in the future, when a court has to decide whether you have a right
to sue Facebook for allowing DHS to access your microphone or camera because you acknowledged that the app does have the right to do so. And you lose
EDIT: I feel like if we were discussing it in terms of you using the app for these purposes without such confirmation...you would expect perhaps "This
permission allows the app to access your microphone when you record audio without your confirmation." instead of what it says: "This permission allows
the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation."
Confirmation - definition: "acknowledgement with definite assurance", "sanction" and (importantly) "corroboration"
Is this the typical word used for hitting the OK button or "Allow" button?
Also, why "at any time" ...why not "when you use it to record" or other such time specification. I think we can all agree that "at any time" is a
wider span of time than "when you record with it". That's odd to me most of all.
edit on 19-1-2013 by Sphota because: (no reason