Re: Spyware ecosystem
"But then, I use a firewall (as everyone should) to ensure that no apps (or the OS itself) can communicate without my permission"
You do realize that even apps fully firewalled from any network access are completely free to load a webpage in a browser window for you (and it will be the browser doing the net access, not them)...? And that in that process they are able to send whatever data they feel like to the server they load? And that you won't necessarily _see_ said page at all...?