Goofing around with my new phone I decided to check out CreatorVerse. I tend to have a problem with the permissions I have to hand out to load some apps. Since January 2013 it has become illegal to root a smart phone. So, I am not allowed to control my phone. You cannot do as you want with a phone you purchase. Gotta love big government that is in the pocket of special interests… Whatever.
Check out this permission on the Android app CreatorVerse:
If you get a Linden’s attention and can get an answer about this, you will likely find out there is a reason for needing this permission so that CreatorVerse can connect to its user base and possibly other social networks. Of course the Lab would never collect all your other account information or misuse it. At least something similar is what ESET told me when I asked about why they needed access to my contacts list for their free anti-virus program. We are just supposed to trust they won’t do what the app’s permissions allow them to do.
Each of us has to decide how much we can trust corporations. Especially after the Snowden leaks have lead to revealing Google’s, RSA’s, and Microsoft’s involvement with NSA when the most transparent administration ever has won more Pinocchios this year and has more people and agencies under simultaneous investigation than any other administration in history. So, I’m not feeling overly trusting.