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Are smart phones really smart? Or nothing worse than...
Imagine all the snazzy apps you have on your smart phone that you are so proud of.
Imagine all the permissions you gave AWAY to have these smart 'toys' on your smart phone.
Yes, go ahead. read each and every of the permission that you had to agree to before you could joyously install the apps on your phone.
Unfortunately, the typical Jane or Joe doesn't even care a hoot what these permissions may be. Or is not even aware what they are or understand their nature.
So right, a typical set of these permissions, even for a simple app as a barcode reader may go like
This is in fact a less demanding set of permissions. But still fruit for thought.
It is like inviting Tom, Dick and Harry into your home and giving them care-blanche to do what they like with the contents of the house, including its occupants and visitors.
We wouldn't to this to our house. But we have no hesitation or qualms to do it to our 'smart phone'
Are smart phones really smart after all?
Or nothing worse than... Ha ha