1. Poltergeist93's Avatar
    Been using BuzzLauncher lately and wondering how safe they are. Not really a fan of Go Launcher. Seems like they have a hard time speaking english when replying on comments for there launcher on the Play store. I know BuzzLauncher is a Korean developer and permissions for the app allow them to see text messages. Has anyone ever had problems with them or any other launchers in terms of privacy?
    06-25-2014 02:52 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I would guess that most if not all launchers have access to text messages, because they may have features like an unread message badge, or perhaps an included widget for messaging.
    06-25-2014 09:03 PM
  3. Poltergeist93's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I would guess that most if not all launchers have access to text messages, because they may have features like an unread message badge, or perhaps an included widget for messaging.
    I understand that part I'm more going after privacy. Like do developers of these launchers that require access to text messages for things to work with the launcher snoop around through private things?
    06-26-2014 12:59 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I highly doubt it.
    06-26-2014 01:04 AM
  5. Poltergeist93's Avatar
    I highly doubt it.
    I think I may have put this thread in the wrong category just realized there was a security one. I've done a little research about Go launcher and found some pretty weird things about it data mining and sends packets to a chinese server.
    06-26-2014 01:14 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, the Security forum is a good place to discuss this. Keep in mind that there's a lot of data mining going on everywhere--but mostly for ad dollars. But a healthy dose of caution is never a bad idea.
    06-26-2014 01:50 AM

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