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Android clampdown on calls and texts access trashes bunch of apps

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When enough apps abuse it...

Here's the thing: every damn app writer wanted every bit of information you have. They are greedy bastards. For example, why would ANY childrens app need access to their text/contacts? Yet ( I have to approve every app that gets in stalled), about half of all children's apps are seeking access to their texts, their contacts, their pictures even when those apps do not do ANYTHING that needs them. Everybody wants to BE facebook or sell information to facebook. (I am not making this up... 25% of ALL apps report to Facebook.) So they attempt to gather all of the data on your phone that they can, even when their app uses none of it, in order to broker the information to data warehouses.

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