Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jul 2012 12:23 UTC
Apple "Back in May of this year, Internet security firm Bitdefender launched an app and service designed to help iOS users get a grip on what the apps installed on their mobile devices may be up to. [...] The app tells owners of iOS devices which applications may be accessing more information than they need, and identifies potentially 'misbehaving' apps, giving users an inside look at all the information app developers can gather about a user. [...] Seems legit, right? Apple doesn't think so. Or at least they have an issue with something behind the app that sparked them to pull it from the App Store this week." That seems odd. Why would they do such a thing? "Interestingly, Bitdefender did share some data that they gathered based on Clueful's analysis of more than 65,000 popular iOS apps so far: 42.5 percent of apps do not encrypt users' personal data, even when accessed via public Wi-Fi; 41.4 percent of apps were shown to track a user's location unbeknownst to them; almost one in five of the apps analyzed can access a user's entire Address Book, with some even sending user information to the cloud without notification." Oh, right. Informing users their data is wholly unsafe? Not on Apple's watch!
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RE: Jailbreak
by bassbeast on Sat 21st Jul 2012 04:54 UTC in reply to "Jailbreak"
bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

Uhhh...why would you buy a device you then have to hack (and thus void the warranty IIRC) just so you can have a little logo?

Lets face it folks, that is what it comes down to. For all the talk of retina putting HD on such a little screen is kinda pointless, and there are phones with more power, better GPU, etc, so when it all comes down to brass tacks its the fashion statement that the device makes.

if you care about fashion? No problem, i see no harm in fashion statements and its a free country, but to act like hacking the phone makes the insane level of control apple uses "okay" is simply nuts.

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RE[2]: Jailbreak
by weckart on Sat 21st Jul 2012 14:35 in reply to "RE: Jailbreak"
weckart Member since:
2006-01-11

Jailbreak / root - what's the difference, really?

Whatever you buy, you still have to tinker with security in order to install exactly what you want.

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RE[3]: Jailbreak
by zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 20:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Jailbreak"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Rooting is not about installing apps. And is often relatively encouraged and supported, by some makers (like SE documenting ways to unlock their devices, or Samsung providing handsets to CM)

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