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Old 14. Dec 2012, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Avast's Privacy Advisor on Privacy Issues

Yesterday, I installed free Avast Mobile Security.
Its Privacy Advisor tells me that there are some potential privacy issues in several categories: Track Location, Read Identity Info, Access Accounts, etc...
I've noticed that the same programs like, Google Play books, Google Play Music, Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Voice Search, Tune In Radio are in almost all those groups.
Should I be worried?
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Old 14. Dec 2012, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 14. Dec 2012, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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@ MidnightCowboy,

Thank you for your response.
Yes, I've got your following message,
"It's a wrong forum, and a wrong place to ask arrogant people any questions".
Thank you for it.
The Internet is a BIG place.
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MC, you provided quite a sarcastic, arrogant, belittling reply to indie in your post re Avast! privacy issues. Do you plan on issuing a public reply to his last post or are you too proud to do this? Past readings suggest you are-however this would be a conciliatory gesture if you can humble yourself enough to do so.
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Humor is what it is and my post was clearly marked with the appropriate smiley. I would not presume everyone to share my sense of humor, but nor would I expect others to try and make something more out of it.
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MC, you provided quite a sarcastic, arrogant, belittling reply to indie in your post re Avast! privacy issues. Do you plan on issuing a public reply to his last post or are you too proud to do this? Past readings suggest you are-however this would be a conciliatory gesture if you can humble yourself enough to do so.
Just be cool man. Life's too short to be serious all the time, because tomorrow aint' a promise. Even if you do think you'll live a long life, decades from now, you'll be referring to now as the "good old days".

MC is one of the funniest guys I've seen, often I think of him as Chandler in F.R.I.E.N.D.S because MC uses humour as a defensive strategy for the entire group of people, to shift the focus of the stimuli that is producing anxiety away in threads involving serious discussions, which I think is good.

We don't want the forum to be "geeky" all the time.
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Yesterday, I installed free Avast Mobile Security.
Its Privacy Advisor tells me that there are some potential privacy issues in several categories: Track Location, Read Identity Info, Access Accounts, etc...
I've noticed that the same programs like, Google Play books, Google Play Music, Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Voice Search, Tune In Radio are in almost all those groups.
Should I be worried?
i think the privacy adviser part of the avast mobile security app is just that > an adviser .
i just use it to know what app has what permissions etc on my phone, i only install trustworthy apps with a lots of reviews and from a known developer anyway so i just use that part of avast app as an adviser.
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