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Knowing You’re Being Spied On Is One Thing. Being Able To Do Something About It Is Something Else

The EFF is right in thinking that Android users should be able to control the ways in which information about their location, activity, or identity are gathered and used.
Knowing You’re Being Spied On Is One Thing. Being Able To Do Something About It Is Something Else
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Via Pando Daily:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has criticized Google for removing an experimental tool that allowed Android users to better control the information available to installed apps.

Instead of allowing flashlight apps to monitor their location, or letting ride-sharing apps access their address book, consumers could use the tool to allow these applications to only access the information they truly need to function. The EFF initially praised the feature, calling it a “huge advance in Android privacy.”

Then the tool was removed from the latest version of Android, leading the EFF to write that “u...

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