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vervesys
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vervesys,
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7/4/2015 | 3:38:21 AM
Agreed! Request permissions for downloading is such an annoying job
Agreed! Request permissions for downloading is such an annoying job. Ofcourse, security is major concern however, the new version of Andoird M will indeed help the user to set back to know that his data is secured. Also iOS 9 with "App Transport Security" will definitely make users feel secured.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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7/3/2015 | 12:46:04 PM
Re: Security should be top priority
I agree with you 100% regarding security. It will have to come eventually because i am sure governments will get involved. At that point it will not be an paid option but free. In any case the mindset today is that everything should be free: apps, music, books, etc. I am from the old generation that believes that people should be paid for their efforts.

However i hate the in-app purchases. If you buy an app it should be fully functional.
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asksqn,
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6/29/2015 | 8:14:25 PM
Too Little Too Late
It's about time consumer privacy and security was taken seriously by the deep-pocketed Fortune 500 tech cos. but seriously, it's too little a lot too late.  I still don't trust a word either Apple or Google says.
Pablo Valerio
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Pablo Valerio,
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6/25/2015 | 11:24:48 AM
Re: Security should be top priority
I still want a stronger commitment from Apple and Google to people's privacy. 

We ned to move from opt-out to opt-in and let users decide what to share.

The problem is that most users are not willing to pay for apps, and think those are free. Same as using Facebook or Twitter, if you don't pay, you are the product.

Nevertheless, the ability to turn on and off permissions at will should be part of the standard OS.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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6/24/2015 | 9:03:35 AM
Security should be top priority
I think these changes are a good start. There really should be more of an ability to restrict access to personal parts of the phone such as contacts, calendars, pictures, etc that have nothing to do with the functionality of most apps. Eventually these will come. I use VPN's when on public wifi to add more security so even if they track wifi IP's, they won't get too much information.


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