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January 28, 2014, 07:55:18 AM
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Glad I don't use any social networking bullshit. Arbitrarily turning on wifi is dangerous, recording audio and harvesting your texts is just outright spying. To disable this (if you have Cyanogenmod or rooted android) get AppOps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colortiger.appopsinstaller also nuke any app that wants to read your contacts that doesn't need to. Or dump facebook completely it's wank fest anyways
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January 28, 2014, 09:43:14 AM
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There needs to be a manager in Android / iOS which allows the user to block apps from certain data and functions, including contacts, sms and wifi, similar to "Locations Settings" which can block app access to the GPS. I don't use any social network apps for this reason.
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January 28, 2014, 12:16:36 PM
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Glad to know it, thanks. Grin

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January 28, 2014, 12:16:48 PM
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What? It can seriously read your texts? Is this turned on by default?

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March 20, 2014, 11:13:04 PM
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fucking insane i never noticed it. Iam going crazy over it and now sharing this on my facebook. Definitely its out of my phone right now  Angry Angry Angry
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March 21, 2014, 09:46:39 AM
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Glad I don't use any social networking bullshit. Arbitrarily turning on wifi is dangerous, recording audio and harvesting your texts is just outright spying. To disable this (if you have Cyanogenmod or rooted android) get AppOps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colortiger.appopsinstaller also nuke any app that wants to read your contacts that doesn't need to. Or dump facebook completely it's wank fest anyways

Thanks for this info I just removed Facebook from my android.

This is getting really bad, I also noticed that whenever i I login to Facebook app it immediately activated my GPS location even though I have that option off in facebook

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