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Comment Re:For a new Android user (Score 2) 114

A good practice is to find an app in which you are interested, then review the permissions to verify they make sense.

For instance, if you're downloading a new phonebook and the app asks for permission to your contacts, you can assume that it really needs it.
If you're downloading a new tic-tac-toe game that asks for full permission to read your ingoing and outgoing calls, you should really question why it needs that.

This isn't foolproof, but it is a really good place to start.

Comment Re:Wow. (Score 1) 693

My Chem 101 class at Nebraska photo copied every test. Oh, and they don't tell you that until after the regrade submission time for the first test is finished. I think my class dropped in size from 250 to 230 people after they submitted all the cheaters to student affairs.

Most other profs simply wrote either the correct answer or simply what you did wrong in red.

Comment Re:Tall statement (Score 1) 216

SELinux is/was intended for embedded applications and servers; things where the functionality is strictly defined. Using it on desktops, while indeed safer, was not the NSA's original intent. It is truly a nightmare to maintain on desktops when your installed packages are constantly changing.

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