Re: Defining criteria for apps
That's not going to help. The only permission it needs is internet access. Practically every app needs internet access. So this code could be hidden inside an app that provides some genuine useful functionaility, gets a lot of great reviews because it does that job well and still be insidiously phoning in your information. That's why this app is so scary. It could be any great app that could be doing this and we would be none the wiser. The only fix for this is for Google to prevent this from happening by changing how the shared memory is being used. I don't know enough of the details on how this actually works, but from their statements, Android seems to be intentionally designed to provide this access (presumably for some useful reason). So changing this may take some doing and possibly break some other good apps.