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Comment: Phone permissions suck (Score 3, Insightful) 81

by Gothmolly (#47712697) Attached to: Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

Every app seems to want access to your full memory, location info, camera, microphone and contact list. Why does a flashlight app need all this?

I carry a phone because I have to for work, and I need something to read while on the crapper, and that's it. People who use all these fancy apps are the product, not the customer.

Comment: Welcome to 1999 (Score 1) 58

nmap as a "hacking" tool reveals such an old mindset. Back then the prize was finding a service, which was inevitably not locked down or was easily compromisable. Nowadays even basic installs are secure thanks to sane package managers and distributions. The old "find an old version of sendmail and open a shell" tricks don't work.

Why do we want intelligent terminals when there are so many stupid users?

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