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    Default Android application security/safety

    How safe/secure are the applications in the android marketplace? I know one of the major draws for a lot of people with Android is how "open" it is, but does Google have some kind of review process much like the iPhone to make sure apps aren't malicious?

    I know you can see what type of privileges/access each application you install has, but I sometimes feel the descriptions are a bit vague and end up not installing the application because it says it has access to my personal data and the internet, etc.
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    google does not patrol the market.

    you should only install apps you trust.
    in my case, i only trust opensource apps. all tho i dont understand programing, i know that if an app is open source, someone somewhere is gona look at it and make sure is not malicious

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