Linked by David Adams on Thu 24th Jun 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Governa
Privacy, Security, Encryption About 20 percent of third-party apps available through the Android marketplace allow third-party access to sensitive data, and can do things like make calls and send texts without the owners' knowledge, according to a recent security report from security firm SMobile Systems. There's no indication that any of the highlighted apps is malicious, but the report does underscore the inherent risks of a more open ecosystem as opposed to Apple's oppressive yet more controlled environment, with every app being vetted before availability.
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RE[3]: Comment by anevilyak
by jtfolden on Thu 24th Jun 2010 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by anevilyak"
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Can it? I have no idea other than Apple's approval process seems Draconian at times, right down to the search for usage of unapproved API's.

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