1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I see a lot of free apps that have a long list of access requirements that the app does not need. Since many of these apps also don't includes ads is it just a given that the reason the apps exist is to gather information about whoever installs them which would include all their photos, music and data files (in some cases)?

    I guess its not just free apps that do this.

    Any way to override permissions via the registry or other means?

    Any way to track actual accesses and transmissions?

    I wonder why MS doesn't require developers to describe what apps do with the permissions you give them? It may just be be the honor system but still valuable. I know I don't install free or paid apps just because they don't divulge what they do with all the permissions they list as requirements.
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-20-2014 02:02 PM
  2. holymoo's Avatar
    Unfortunately, a lot of what goes on in the app store with developers is on the honor system. And I would also be weary of free app that use far too many of the different services.
    09-22-2014 07:10 PM

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