03-07-2013 02:32 PM
I have installed a few apps and then uninstalled them even though they may have turned out to be useful. The reason? Because they would not allow the security settings to be altered or turned off. I fail to see why an app like Battery Watch has locked the settings to location, internet, shared files, device identifying settings and GPS location. I simply want to monitor my battery and I sure as hell do not give permission for my activities to be monitored. There are many other apps that do this.
I removed Last Pass because it locked access to my microphone . . . wtf for?
Aging Booth . . . Internet, Shared files, Camera all locked as activated, why?
Guitar Scale exercises locks the internet access?
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and even Maps would be the ones I would have thought might lock things but they have not locked privacy setting! This is supposed to be a secure business phone, why does Blackberry allow apps to lock security settings on?
It's a shame some of these apps insist on controlling privacy access for information that has no bearing on their app, that just leads to suspicions of information gathering and I prefer not to take the chances.
03-07-2013 03:01 PM
You really should ask those developers those questions.
Unless the developer is in this forum...
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03-07-2013 04:16 PM
I think it is also important that other users of these apps are aware of these potential security issues. Not having the ability to turn off information gathering is a security issue.