Allowing permissions that dont belong, on an OS that prevents us from adjusting them?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Coupe, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Coupe

    Coupe Member

    Dec 20, 2011
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    Forgive me if this is in the wrong forum section...

    But, for years on various droid/android/phone forums, (even on this one), I have been bringing up how I dont like permissions on most apps and how I wish a stock rom on an unrooted phone would allow users to decide what is allowed and what is not, kinda like my blackberry was a decade or more ago.

    But, every time I even mention this kinda thing I get the jackass fanboy that brings up tinfoil hats and/or "If you dont have anything to hide" becomes the liberal posters mantra.

    I am kinda sick of this digital data diarrhea, is anyone in the developer community working on a way to get real privacy back from third party app developers that does not require the phones owner to have a deep understanding of how the OS works at its root level?

    I honestly think Blackberry or even Ubuntu may be worth another look.

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