1. BobR1908's Avatar
    Interesting read and "IF" true glad I did not download it lol.

    http://macdailynews.com/2013/07/05/s...d-spyware-app/

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    07-05-2013 10:53 PM
  2. BobR1908's Avatar
    The article says the app collects your location, phone numbers you dial , apps you download etc.

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    07-05-2013 10:54 PM
  3. BobR1908's Avatar
    Another article on this.

    http://mashable.com/2013/07/04/magna...s-android-app/

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    07-05-2013 10:57 PM
  4. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    That's the problem when people are too lazy to investigate what they write, and instead just copy what the last person told them.


    • The app needs permissions to access storage so it can write the music to it.
    • The app needs access to System Tools so that the screen doesn't shut off while you're reading lyrics
    • The app has access to your location because you agreed to participate in a marketing campaign for free music. You're told this up front. This is also the only permission that doesn't need to be there for the app to work.
    • The app needs network access so it can download 13 songs for you.
    • The app needs access to your phone state so it knows to go to the background when a call comes in.
    • The app needs to see your accounts so it can access Twitter and Facebook.
    • The app needs access to your protected storage so it can write the files to people who have encrypted their device storage, or are using the experimental "protect USB storage" setting in the developer tools.


    I'm not fan of corporations like Samsung. I'm also no big fan of Jay-Z. But all these Apple blogs are just parroting what each other says.
    SERBDVB and satannik like this.
    07-05-2013 11:08 PM
  5. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Lol, all those permissions just do download an album from an app?
    Lolz

    I guess the people that downloaded the app thought that's the only way to get it free.

    Sent from my Google Nexus 7 running aokp 4.1.2 #AOKP-Till-I-Die
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    07-05-2013 11:24 PM
  6. BobR1908's Avatar
    I don't think it is fair to bash an Apple blog as this was also on Mashable amongst several other sites. The New York Times today had a good article about the demands of the app as well.

    All of his for an album download? Yeah, no thanks lol.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/07/05...p.Doty4M2583Y&

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    07-05-2013 11:37 PM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I don't think it is fair to bash an Apple blog as this was also on Mashable amongst several other sites. The New York Times today had a good article about the demands of the app as well.

    All of his for an album download? Yeah, no thanks lol.

    Jay-Z Is Watching, and He Knows Your Friends - NYTimes.com

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    I think it's fair. They all are just repeating what Dilger wrote at Apple Insider, as repeated to them by the Loop and Daring Fireball. If I can understand Android permissions, a company with the resources of Mashable or the NYT certainly could have bothered to look.

    Is this a bit much to download an album that most people think isn't very good? That's up to each user to decide. But the app is doing nothing "fishy" like people are trying to imply.
    07-06-2013 12:22 AM
  8. BobR1908's Avatar
    We can agree to disagree on that I respect your opinion and simply think otherwise.

    Have a great night.

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    07-06-2013 12:42 AM
  9. rushmore's Avatar
    Bah, the next thing someone will say is Verizon has been willingly giving our information to the government. Surely they would not use a popular artist as another Trojan horse. Does anybody have any prime swamp land they want to sell?
    07-06-2013 07:59 AM
  10. sledge007's Avatar
    Bah, the next thing someone will say is Verizon has been willingly giving our information to the government. Surely they would not use a popular artist as another Trojan horse. Does anybody have any prime swamp land they want to sell?
    Waiting out the High River flood - Canada - Macleans.ca

    There are about 13,000 residents of High River, Alberta that might be interested in selling you their home. Starting in the low 300s.
    07-06-2013 08:05 AM

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