reply to post by scoobdude
ive posted the solutions in my method of dealing with it.. i have 2 camera apps because one of them provides me night vision with ir led lighting. i
could select one or the other and make them default.. but id rather not.
about making a big stink, that was hardly my intention.. but u know what. i think they deserve it. itll reach more ppl that way.
if u think ur safe with the browser u'd better check the permissions of the browser ur using as well. opera mobile browser currently:
reads system logs (for why?)
access coarse location (for what? it doesnt post ur location with anything u upload or post on the web so why does it need this info?)
requires the same camera permission facebook is requesting (and we know opera does not take pictures
in addition to that, opera parses all traffic of users that use it's mobile browser thru a transparent proxy. and does not give u an option to not use
it. this proxy, while arguable could speed up browsing by storing a cache of pages uve loaded.. can store alot more than just that if they have set it
up that way. we have no way of knowing what they store.
the major point is.. these smart fones have been turned into and are being used as spy devices to monitor the population of the world right now. and
there is more and more evidence supporting that every day! had i known this would make a stink i wouldve done more to make it stink even more. let ppl
be aware of the possibilities and choose whether they dont mind the possibility that while they are taking a dump and browsing their fone.. some guy
or girl in a computer room isnt oogling their private parts. or while skyping with their gf/bf someone could be listening in on their conversation.
the right to privacy is being removed for civillians while being incremented for the politicians. just as the gun debate issue.. which isnt really a
debate at all.
the politicians that believe they should spy on everyone to avert a couple terrorists.. who they created in the first place with their policies..
should all kill themselves for such ineptitude to find a reasonable solution.
if ur going to use a smart phone, prepare to be logged and tracked in every way possible. we're just talking about 2 apps so far but this goes
straight thru embedded into the android system and it's services. i hope my posts on this thread would give at least some an idea how to protect
themselves without being too paranoid. we're not going to hamper the device's features unless we absolutely do not need said feature.
if u think ur safe with iphone or windows mobile.. think again. theyre all working together.. against you the consumer. u work hard and buy a device
and they still want to tell u what u can and cannot do with it with threats of voiding the warranty if u do such and such. well ill tell u what. my
device is mine. and i will do what i can to secure it and maintain my privacy. i will go thru every single app and subsystem and examine it's
permissions and decide if i need that app to have that specific permission or not. and when im done im going to examine the source code of certain
it is pathetic what they are doing, the push for the cloud.. the sudden change in the android ICS 4.0+ which no longer allow u to store your contacts
and access them locally without syncing them to your google account. demanding your information for the use of their service.
well we have options too:
we can install ad blockers like ghostery which will block every ad on your facebook and utube pages making them clean and also denying facebook the 2
cents they get from every ad displayed while ur browsing.. the ads themselves collect data on u!
we can root and install permission managers on our devices and lock it down from external access as best as possible. and android with its linux base
is ideal for us to fight back for our privacy.
all the hype and cloud marketting is nothing but a persuasion attempt at having all ur data fully accessible to them without the need for hackers to
hack into ur database or servers and personal computers. u wont be able to work on new inventions without them knowing... u wont be able to anything
without them jumping on it to finish and patent it first.. or failing that.. come and take over your organisation.
Not even ATS is safe.. and they know it!
edit on 20-1-2013 by 0mage because: (no reason given)