Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 08:33 UTC
Google "Android 4.3 has a hidden feature! It's called 'App Ops' and it lets you selectively disable some permissions for your apps. Is some misbehaving app constantly pinging your location and draining your battery in a few hours? You can fix that now." Terrible name, fantastic feature. Also: finally.
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Comment by Tractor
by Tractor on Fri 26th Jul 2013 09:06 UTC
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ah, this was about time !
I've uninstalled so many applications because they use rights I don't want them to access. The "rights setting" is so much abused nowadays, with many applications feeling normal to track you, log you, get access to your list of contacts, get the right to send overcharged SMS in the background, and so on.
Since 99% of users never try to understand what all this complex thing means, it works too well, and therefore is too large a temptation.

Edited 2013-07-26 09:07 UTC

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