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  •  Yes, it doesn't solve the lunatic/tyrant giving (1+ / 0-)
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    authorization problem but if such a system has to exist (and it probably doesn't) then there is no reason not to make it as secure as possible.  The only ways to defeat such a system would be to either hack the authorizer's computer or hack the data collection/retrieval system itself both of which would be heavily secured (and with heavy penalties for doing so).

    The point still stands, many people focus too much on authority rather than capability.  In fact, the reason the pdroid mod is so popular is because it lets you revoke the capability of an android app to do something you don't want (like access your GPS location) rather than merely the take it or leave it approach (i.e. authority based) of official android.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 11:09:06 PM PDT

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