Reply to post: Re: Almost every app I consider for installation

Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

Daniel 18

Re: Almost every app I consider for installation

"My pet peeve with network permissions is that I can't limit the destination. Many apps need/want network access to check for updates/configs/etc. I'd prefer to only allow them to phone home to destinations of which I approve. I've not seen Marshmallow's permissions in action, but a handy popup like "Blah wants to connect to 'tcp://dodgy.site/track/me'. Allow: Now, Always or Never?" would be much appreciated."

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Unfortunately, this becomes less and less useful as malware migrates, and all you see is some anonymous commodity cloud server in the url.

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