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on the street a smartphone can do what no fitness tracker can: track how far you are walking/running
Because GPS is a massive battery suck?
Now I can literally watch another formerly decent channel turn to shit.
"Literally." I don't think that word means what you think it does.
I hate Steam for doing this. All those fucking cards and coupons in my inventory and no option to just delete them.
The movie on the other hand, is pretty forgettable... its very much a 70s movie.
It's all taste, I suppose, but the '70s was a fantastic film era IMO. It was the era where Hollywood embraced subversion to government and corporations, encapsulated by such films as Network, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather, The Deer Hunter, A Clockwork Orange, MASH, Dog Day Afternoon, and, of course, The Life Of Brian.
I haven't seen Charly, but calling it "very much a 70s movie" is high praise indeed!
No, sorry, I didn't mean to suggest the devs were unethical. And yes, it seems that we both define "unethical" as "pro-privacy"
You might be right that it's a bug. However, in this case, it still polls extremely regularly even if I *don't* restrict the permissions. So I think that even if it gets the location, it still polls this frequently.
Okay, thanks for the response and candidness. Despite the brain drain, I suppose Swype is fairly mature anyway.
Since I have a rooted phone, I can deny Swype internet access and be comfortable that I'm not being tracked, but I was more concerned that I was supporting an unethical company. However, I've already paid, so I suppose it doesn't make any difference.
Good luck with Dryft. I don't have a tablet, but it looks pretty nifty!
Disclosure: I worked at Swype 2 years ago. I left 6 months after the buyout. At that time we didn't make any requests for location.
I'm not sure how much you can disclose, but there seems to be a general discontent with Nuance and their level of competence since the takeover. I was wondering if you can shed any light on this, and the future development of Swype.
I think Android in general needs to be more granular with permissions- I should be able to turn on and off permissions by app, and the OS should return a reasonable default or throw an exception if the permission isn't granted.
That's one of the advantages of Cyanogenmod (and presumably other custom ROMs). Hopefully this feature will roll out into most ROMs one day.