1. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    This is why I try to avoid Google ;)

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    07-03-2014 12:33 PM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    This is why I try to avoid Google ;)

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    FB app over there isn't much better lol
    07-03-2014 12:35 PM
  3. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    FB app over there isn't much better lol
    I'm not even surprised :)
    BTW, the picture is not mine, I don't have Android phone.
    via : https://twitter.com/pradeepviswav/st...32189284638721
    07-03-2014 12:37 PM
  4. anon5997296's Avatar
    It is because, it is basically Google Now. Which needs this info just like our Cortana.
    07-03-2014 12:46 PM
  5. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    It is because, it is basically Google Now. Which needs this info just like our Cortana.
    I don't think it's for Google Now only.
    07-03-2014 12:52 PM
  6. peacefulberry's Avatar
    It is because, it is basically Google Now. Which needs this info just like our Cortana.
    I was just going to say this...its the universal search for your phone. You can actually choose what it searches in the phone's settings. Even blackberry had this. It was so helpful in countless of scenarios, because you can type in a word and it will find what you're looking for anywhere on the phone (emails, messages, files, etc. I actually wished wp8 had this.
    07-03-2014 01:27 PM
  7. Malay Agarwal's Avatar
    I was just going to say this...its the universal search for your phone. You can actually choose what it searches in the phone's settings. Even blackberry had this. It was so helpful in countless of scenarios, because you can type in a word and it will find what you're looking for anywhere on the phone (emails, messages, files, etc. I actually wished wp8 had this.
    Cortana can do that too.
    07-03-2014 01:29 PM
  8. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Cortana can do that too.
    Yeah, I've read that it can. I haven't tried it out for myself, because I didn't do the dp. So basically my point was that any universal search app will have to have those permissions to access the phone's info.
    07-03-2014 01:37 PM
  9. Slayix312's Avatar
    This is why I try to avoid Google ;)
    Wait how are you surprised that the thing that shows you your calendar, lets you initiate and make voice calls, lets you search your contacts, lets you dictate a message to send, etc...; needs those permissions?

    All those looks pretty standard for what the app does (which is AWESOME) btw.

    If you don't like those permissions than get Xprivacy via Xposed. You can limit any permission you want or feed it false data. Something that isn't possible on WP.

    I guarantee you that Cortana does the same thing (it has to, to be any good) but it may just not tell you all the permissions it needs.
    07-03-2014 03:16 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    Wait how are you surprised that the thing that shows you your calendar, lets you initiate and make voice calls, lets you search your contacts, lets you dictate a message to send, etc...; needs those permissions?

    All those looks pretty standard for what the app does (which is AWESOME) btw.

    If you don't like those permissions than get Xprivacy via Xposed. You can limit any permission you want or feed it false data. Something that isn't possible on WP.

    I guarantee you that Cortana does the same thing (it has to, to be any good) but it may just not tell you all the permissions it needs.
    OP probably assumed it was just a search app a la the one we have over here on WP.
    07-03-2014 03:49 PM
  11. ohgood's Avatar
    This is why I try to avoid Google ;)

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    annnnnd with less than three clicks of a finger nail, it's uninstalled.

    if you're using a smart phone, your government already has access to ALL YOUR DATA anyway.

    which is a whole lot more invasive.
    07-03-2014 03:52 PM
  12. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Yes, I am paranoic about 'giff permissions to Google'.
    Yes, I know Cortana does something similar. Although it does not search through the gallery or wifi networks.
    Yes, I don't like the fact that the app, which was designed to google, requires to access everything (literally).

    Edit 1: Cortana can work if you disable some permissions, can you use Google Search if you disable permissions? I really don't know, but I think the answer is negative.
    07-03-2014 04:01 PM
  13. Slayix312's Avatar
    Yes, I am paranoic about 'giff permissions to Google'.
    Yes, I know Cortana does something similar. Although it does not search through the gallery or wifi networks.
    Yes, I don't like the fact that the app, which was designed to google, requires to access everything (literally).

    Edit 1: Cortana can work if you disable some permissions, can you use Google Search if you disable permissions? I really don't know, but I think the answer is negative.
    If Cortana can open your photos then I guarantee you it can search through your gallery. I haven't used Cortana yet however so I don't know. The Wifi network permission most likely gets info from your wifi only when you have it turned on in location tracking. So that shouldn't matter either.

    You CAN disable some permissions and have it still work on Android with Xprivacy or you can feed ALL of the permissions false data via Xprivacy on Android.

    Either way none of those permissions are alarming given what it does; and you can modify them in the way I described if they do bug you.
    07-03-2014 04:23 PM
  14. Malay Agarwal's Avatar

    If Cortana can open your photos then I guarantee you it can search through your gallery. I haven't used Cortana yet however so I don't know. The Wifi network permission most likely gets info from your wifi only when you have it turned on in location tracking. So that shouldn't matter either.

    You CAN disable some permissions and have it still work on Android with Xprivacy or you can feed ALL of the permissions false data via Xprivacy on Android.

    Either way none of those permissions are alarming given what it does; and you can modify them in the way I described if they do bug you.
    Basically Cortana cant open a specific photo, but only the "photos" app
    If I tell her "open photos" she will open the APP only.
    If I tell her "open my photo with my father" she is going to perform a bing search and won't open the photo of my me with my father.
    07-22-2014 09:44 AM
  15. chezm's Avatar
    annnnnd with less than three clicks of a finger nail, it's uninstalled.

    if you're using a smart phone, your government already has access to ALL YOUR DATA anyway.

    which is a whole lot more invasive.
    We do want the Law Enforcement capturing sexual predators and other horrible, unlawful acts. Our HW manufacture and provider for internet applications needs access to peoples information for?..MS, Apple and everyone else this is targeted at, not just Google.
    07-22-2014 11:14 AM
  16. ohgood's Avatar
    We do want the Law Enforcement capturing sexual predators and other horrible, unlawful acts. Our HW manufacture and provider for internet applications needs access to peoples information for?..MS, Apple and everyone else this is targeted at, not just Google.

    there's a law enforcement agent sitting at your ISP, so it's OK to snoop through everything you do online?

    nothing to hide, nothing to fear?
    07-26-2014 05:45 AM

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