1. Ancistrus01's Avatar
    Hi Guys!
    In the details about some applications, I found that some apps like facebook, tapatalk... want permission to use my camera. They want permission to my phone profile, to my gallery. They want permission to almost everything.

    So, is it dangerous? Can these apps collect my photos, my mails, my friends and so on?

    Thank you
    09-22-2014 01:02 AM
  2. SamiHanna's Avatar
    No. No they can't. They need acces so you can post an picture on facebook that's why.
    Laura Knotek and Guytronic like this.
    09-22-2014 01:04 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The reason for this is because both Facebook and Tapatalk apps have a feature that allows one to upload pictures. If the permissions didn't exist, you couldn't upload pictures using those apps.
    Guytronic and Ancistrus01 like this.
    09-22-2014 01:04 AM
  4. Anand Rangaraj's Avatar
    i think it's asking ALLOW LOCATION , right?
    09-22-2014 01:06 AM
  5. Ancistrus01's Avatar
    Ok, that is perfect! Thank you
    Send from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    09-22-2014 01:54 AM
  6. KlikHier's Avatar
    They definitely could do things like upload your photo's to their servers in the background. Of course you could notice that in data sense, but other types of data definitely could be looked at in the background without you noticing, and apps are probably doing more than you would like. WPC recently had a frontpage article about what a malicious app developer can do.

    Now, if you value your privacy you probably shouldn't be using "social networks" like facebook anyway, and if you really care about your privacy you should probably stop using smartphones altogether. But only very few people go that far, I myself don't, I'm happily using my L920 which is collecting all kinds of personal information... We probably should be more worried than we are about these things, but you only notice a breach of privacy when it's already affecting you.
    Ancistrus01 likes this.
    09-22-2014 06:51 AM

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