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: Rubbish
by jabbotts on Fri 25th Jun 2010 15:33 UTC in reply to "Rubbish"
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More open development and peer review would be beneficial to Android. On the Apple side, they validate all application submissions but at the same time, every developer makes there own fart application. Android has the potential to foster more shared development (let all the fart app developers polish the same code). At minimum, this would return the peer review benefit of FOSS development. Over in the Maemo stables, the list of programs is shorter but appears to be shared and developed with far more good will than what we're seeing with Android.

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