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TOPIC: Why can app "access my camera"?

 
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February 26, 2012 12:10 PM
Myfitness Pal is listed as one of the apps that can access a users camera. I love MFP, but this is a serious privacy concern for me.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/facebook-youtube-others-accused-of-reading-text-messages/70237

"It is claimed that some applications can intercept phone calls, while others can remotely access a smartphone’s camera, or even pinpoint its location without the user’s knowledge."

Why does the app require this?
February 26, 2012 12:11 PM
for the barcode scanner.
February 26, 2012 12:15 PM
Ah that makes sense....still not sure I like it :)
February 26, 2012 12:16 PM
So it can watch you eat and take pictures of you sneaking burgers, crisps and cakes into your mouth
February 26, 2012 12:20 PM
When I hear Siri say, "should you really be eating that?" I will really freak out!
February 26, 2012 12:27 PM
When it gets that point, tell her to get her own MFP account and friend you ;-)
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February 26, 2012 12:30 PM
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So it can watch you eat and take pictures of you sneaking burgers, crisps and cakes into your mouth


lol :)
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February 26, 2012 12:34 PM
You can turn off MFP from knowing your location with pictures on your iphone by going to Settings, General, then Location Services. From there you can set which applications can access your GPS coordinates or disable it entirely.
  3211402
February 26, 2012 12:38 PM
MFP knows where I am!?!?! Oh SH*T does that mean I need to stop hang out at swingers clubs an illegal brothels?
February 26, 2012 12:42 PM
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MFP knows where I am!?!?! Oh SH*T does that mean I need to stop hang out at swingers clubs an illegal brothels?

hang on - before you stop, let me see if i can hack mfp and figure out where the swingers clubs are first ;D
  2270084
February 29, 2012 6:08 AM
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MFP knows where I am!?!?! Oh SH*T does that mean I need to stop hang out at swingers clubs an illegal brothels?


I'm more worried about Siri telling on me than MFP.... I confessed my love to her and she keeps rejecting me!
  3211402
February 29, 2012 6:15 AM
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So it can watch you eat and take pictures of you sneaking burgers, crisps and cakes into your mouth

Thats funny
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