|reply to antdude |
Re: Smartphone apps track users even when shut down
Yes, that's what Google's Android phones designed to do - to collect information about users. If you think something different, answer to yourself simple questions:
1. Does your phone have firewall that will help you to block applications from accessing the Internet?
2. Why applications do not have 'X' close facilities (close button, standard "Exit" menu, etc)?
3. Why lot of applications installed on Android phones request completely unnecessary permissions? For example, a flash light app may ask for network access, contacts data, your phone records, GPS data, etc and you can't limit any of those permissions if you want to install it.
4. Why you can't get control over your phone unless you jail break (root) it?
You don't own your own Android phone (in opposite, it owns your personal data), unless you root it. It's by design... And many users don't see that or don't bother to think about is at all.
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...