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Matt Strum
Developer, Entrepreneur, Lover of Change.
Developer, Entrepreneur, Lover of Change.

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Too good
I'd tell you a UDP joke, but you might not get it.

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Very cool
Easy privacy, coming soon.

I'm working on a new feature that will hopefully make it's way into CM. It's called "Run in Incognito Mode". It's a simple privacy feature designed to help you keep your personal data under control.

I've added a per-application flag which is exposed via a simple API. This flag can be used by content providers to decide if they should return a full or limited dataset. In the implementation I'm working on, I am using the flag to provide these privacy features in the base system:

 * Return empty lists for contacts, calendar, browser history,and messages.
 * GPS will appear to always be disabled to the running application.
 * When an app is running incognito, a quick panel item is displayed in order to turn it off easily.
 * No fine-grained permissions controls as you saw in CM7. It's a single option available under application details.

The API provides a simple isIncognito() call which will tell you if incognito is enabled for the process (or the calling process). Third party applications can honor the feature using this API, or they can choose to display pictures of cats instead of running normally.

We aren't providing ad-blocking or device info (IMEI) spoofing. This feature is designed explictly to help protect your personal data, and it will remain as such.

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It's official, Provo, UT is the next Google Fiber city ... still wouldn't make me want to live there.

Eagerly awaiting 
#ONS2013 ... thanks for 
#ONSLive for those who can't physically be there!

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That moment of nirvana when you architect something new out and it just works the way it should ... pure bliss.

Watching the Samsung Galaxy S4 presentation was so incredibly painful.

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