Android launchers

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by dogbite, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    There are plenty of Android launchers around, I was just wondering if anybody cared to check if they are a privacy threat.
    Upon installation (especially on Android6) they ask for lot of permissions and I am not sure what they can "send home" aferwards.

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  2. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

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    I use Nova or Action , and they both work fine without granting any permissions
     

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  3. Techwiz

    Techwiz Registered Member

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    One thing to watch out for is permission creeping. That is, an application doesn't require special permissions when you first install it, but subsequent updates later you are being asked to grant more and more special permissions to the application.
     
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