Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:51 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "A hybrid solution that takes the best parts of iOS's one-by-one acceptance and Android's expressed and obvious intents seems like a proper model here. In fact, Apple has many of the pieces in place elsewhere." This is a big issue. Nor Android's model (just list a bunch of confusing permissions), nor Apple's model (individual modal dialogs for each permission) is particularly workable - I doubt regular users check them on Android before installing an application, and in the case of iOS, Apple didn't think it was necessary to secure the address book, so every application has access to it without alerting users. Justin Williams proposes a hybrid solution.
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Usually, not always
by Drunkula on Tue 14th Feb 2012 14:11 UTC
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I usually look at the permissions (more often than not). Recently I installed a live wallpaper that had far too many permissions for what it did. It read shortcuts, created shortcuts, looked at contacts, etc. I removed it shortly thereafter and deleted the one shortcut it did create. I then rated it 1 star for requiring too much permission though I did praise the artwork/animation. Hey at least I'll be fair!

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