I plan to keep my Impreza going a nice long time
I was greatly dismayed to see how many apps expect access to my email, location and contacts directory, most with no need whatsoever for such information.
Yes, that is really annoying. I tried to install a Flashlight app the other day. I had to go thru about 6 of them before I found one that didn't need any permissions. I mean really, why does a flashligh need permission for the network? Do I really need to see an ad for the 5s seconds I have the flashlight on to find the keyhole to my front door in the dark?
No.., but the NSA wants to see what you are snooping around with a flashlight for. 8o)
Yeah, that was where I initially saw the ludicrous access garnering, a flashlight app. Seriously, what does a damn flashlight need to know about my contacts or location? Too much free or even pay-for apps are up to no good.
You dump it if it sucks and you don't need it or you have an alternative.
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You also dump it when you learn it's handing off information it's not entitled to. A lot of spying going on in apps.
The concept on Android of listing app permissions is a good one - although it needs to be MUCH more detailed, and you need to be able to filter in the app store based on permissions.
Right now, to find a suitable app that won't do something you dislike - e.g. running in the background - you need to install it, see if it does the bad thing, then uninstall it. If those attributes were clearly listed, and searchable, then you could only install and try out the ones that aren't instantly annoying.
I was greatly dismayed to see how many apps expect access to my email, location and contacts directory, most with no need whatsoever for such information. I don't install a lot of apps. I'd rather develop them.
I was trying not to be ageist...
The representatives of the congregation of my late Grandfather's church approached one of my uncles, asking if he could carpool his father to church as the elder kept making contact with other vehicles in the parking lot. One of the symptoms of old age is being less aware. He was still licenced to drive at near 90 years of age.
The example I used, however, was an elderly gentleman plowing into the crowd at a farmers market a few years ago. Perfect driving record until he hit the wrong pedal. Elderly drivers should be checked for vision and reaction time at least every two years. Never mind insurance, if they fail they shouldn't be on the roads.
Those people are easy to detect by anyone else driving. I would be very surprised if these monitors did not catch that behavior (constant speed changes, sharp steering movements, etc) and assign a very high risk to those people.
How are instruments to detect driver inattention? Have their eyes scanned every 1/10 second to see how much of the time they are not looking forward or checking a mirror?
If there's one thing I can't abide, it's apps running in the background, poking their noses into my affairs.
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