Attends University of California, Santa Barbara
It looks like it might be time to leave twitter as well. There's simply no reason for a non-sms app to read my text messages.
The problem is that Android has very coarse permissions. For example, I have an app with an embedded Google Map. It requires a permission to use Google services, and that permission is shown to the user as "Your accounts: read Google service configuration", which is deceiving as I don't touch anything like that in the app. Similarly, if a developer wants to build an app that will not disturb the user while he/she is talking on a phone, the required permission (to check if a phone is engaged or not) will be shown to the user as something like "Phone calls, including reroute outgoing calls", which is just ridiculous.
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UCSB Computer Science Ph.D. candidate researching Computer Science Education and teaching as much as possible.
- University of California, Santa BarbaraPh.D., Computer Science, present
- University of California, Santa BarbaraM.S., Computer Science, 2013
- University of California, Santa BarbaraB.S., Computer Science, 2008