03-29-2012 01:38 PM
While there's a plethora of applications on the android market, the majority of the free ones require permissions that give away information that shouldn't be freely given away.
I browsed through looking for some variety of app that could deny other applications permission and unfortunately only found one. It wasn't great on what it required to say the least.
So here I am suggesting that NMU gain the ability to deny other applications permissions at the operator's will. Admittedly, reading though what the other permission denying application could do (that was harmful to the operation of the applications/device), this is a steep request. I believe though, having the ability to incapacitate other applications sending out personal data falls right under something Norton would be interested in. Expanding NMU to do just that would make it a powerhouse of an app.
I apologize if it's already been suggested, a searched a couple times and found nothing along these lines. Thanks for your patience.
No problems, but here's the system I'm running
Nexus S (not 4g) rooted
NMU build 188.8.131.52 and various other Norton apps.
03-29-2012 01:43 PM
It's definitely a good idea and something that we've been looking into. The one problem is that in order to do a good job in limiting what an App can do requires Root access. That's definitely a touchy subject right now. I can't promise anything, but it'll definitely be something that we'll look at in the future.
03-30-2012 11:20 AM
Understandable, not everyone is going to root their phones, that would be silly. I knew how heavy of a request this is, just the fact that so many apps have permissions they shouldn't is concerning. Thanks for the information.