1. SHIVA77's Avatar
    The audacity of Google has no limit.

    Their latest update to the Google search App is now requiring, and not needing our permission, free and open access to the phone mic, photo and video camera. Meaning they want to be able to record sound and take pics or video anytime they desire.

    And I don't see a way to refuse their request short of not updating the search or just removing Google search all together.

    Anyone knows a way around this? A way to disable their access to the phone audio/visual?

    "... anytime without your confirmation."

    01-15-2013 11:17 AM
  2. 1812dave's Avatar
    Tape over the lens. Lol

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    01-15-2013 11:19 AM
  3. Yurij's Avatar
    The audacity of Google has no limit.

    Their latest update to the Google search App is now requiring, and not needing our permission, free and open access to the phone mic, photo and video camera. Meaning they want to be able to record sound and take pics or video anytime they desire.

    And I don't see a way to refuse their request short of not updating the search or just removing Google search all together.

    Anyone knows a way around this? A way to disable their access to the phone audio/visual?
    Disable the app in Settings->Apps-> All


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    01-15-2013 02:15 PM
  4. SHIVA77's Avatar
    of course that's one option. but I want to use google search. why am I being forced to accept spy tactics by google vs simply using their search without worry. this is ridiculous.
    01-15-2013 02:47 PM
  5. Bobman's Avatar
    It isn't spy tactics. It's so you can ask it what music you are listening to and do Google Goggle stuff I think. ... Or maybe they are listening to me sit in silence at work.
    01-15-2013 04:04 PM
  6. SHIVA77's Avatar
    Here's the screen grab.

    "...anytime with your confirmation"


    01-15-2013 04:20 PM
  7. SHIVA77's Avatar
    Found a bit more info on this. Someone wrote:

    That means that when you go to use voice search or goggles, the functions connect.

    Without a separate dialog asking for your permission each and every time.
    01-15-2013 06:43 PM

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