* Posts by fireartist

3 posts • joined 18 Aug 2011

My Council Services

fireartist

"- Take pictures and videos."

I made no assumption, as neither the app description or screenshots gave any hint of this.

However, BerniS' comment above does mention submitting images - so okay :)

"- Mount and unmount filesystems."

No, the "modify/delete SD card contents" permission it also requires gives access to the SD card - this one shouldn't be necessary, I think it's only used for mounting the SD card as USB mass storage when connected to a PC - this along with the "mock location sources for testing" permission makes me suspect it's just been left in from testing.

When it comes to giving unknown software rights to functions on the computer that is generally within 5m of me 24/7, I'm a lot less presumptuous - but then I am a cranky old git ;)

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fireartist

Yet another useful-looking app that I'll never install because of unnecessary permission requests

Yet another useful-looking app that I'll never install because of unnecessary permission requests.

- Mount and unmount filesystems.

- Record audio.

- Take pictures and videos.

Why these are necessary for a glorified email forwarder, I don't know...

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iPhone users richer, brainier, more tasteful than Android-ers

fireartist

1992

I think it's more telling that iPhone users are 50% more likely to have used the internet *before* 1992 :)

So who other than Tim Berners-Lee filled in this survey and had used it back then?...

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