1. SC2Bud's Avatar
    On the Inside Blackberry blog there is some comments about the PRIV that got me thinking:

    "3. Give users maximum visibility and control over their privacy-related posture and configuration.

    BlackBerry has built privacy monitoring hooks deep within Android that provide users with powerful feedback and control over how applications make use of security-critical device resources. This includes the exclusive DTEK™ by BlackBerry warning system app, as well as other features. Privacy health is communicated in a simple and elegant manner, resulting in confidence instead of complexity."

    Does anyone know if this could potentially mean BlackBerry has enabled users to control individual app permissions as they do with BB10 apps?

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    10-17-15 09:35 AM
  2. baarn's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this could potentially mean BlackBerry has enabled users to control individual app permissions as they do with BB10 apps?
    That's coming with Android Marshmallow anyway.
    canthanbank likes this.
    10-17-15 10:18 AM
  3. Zmain's Avatar
    On the Inside Blackberry blog there is some comments about the PRIV that got me thinking:

    "3. Give users maximum visibility and control over their privacy-related posture and configuration.

    BlackBerry has built privacy monitoring hooks deep within Android that provide users with powerful feedback and control over how applications make use of security-critical device resources. This includes the exclusive DTEK™ by BlackBerry warning system app, as well as other features. Privacy health is communicated in a simple and elegant manner, resulting in confidence instead of complexity."

    Does anyone know if this could potentially mean BlackBerry has enabled users to control individual app permissions as they do with BB10 apps?

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    Privacy health is communicated in a simple and elegant manner...with whom is the privacy monitoring communicating with?

    ''Splendiferousness'' is not even a word that I use to describe my passport
    10-17-15 10:54 AM
  4. lawguyman's Avatar
    I think DTEK won't stop you mom from finding your porn stash.

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    10-17-15 10:57 AM
  5. conite's Avatar
    ..with whom is the privacy monitoring communicating with?
    The user?

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    10-17-15 11:00 AM
  6. SC2Bud's Avatar
    That's coming with Android Marshmallow anyway.
    Thanks, too bad this doesn't work with apps on the android runtime on BB10.

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    10-17-15 11:03 AM
  7. crucial bbq's Avatar
    That's coming with Android Marshmallow anyway.
    iirc the way Marshmallow is going to handle this is by spoofing the permissions with fake data. I'd much rather have the ability to turn that shtiz off if not completely remove it.
    10-17-15 11:29 AM
  8. 6stringriffs's Avatar
    The spoofing is necessary so that apps keep on working and not just crash. That's why they have taken so long to implement something like this. Google is trying to balance convenience/usability vs. privacy. I bet the iOS and BB apps work the same way.... until developers are trained to code in a more smarter way as to not need so much access to the phone's data.
    10-17-15 12:10 PM
  9. SC2Bud's Avatar
    .... until developers are trained to code in a more smarter way as to not need so much access to the phone's data.
    What are you on about?

    Why wouldn't a flashlight app need access to my device identifying info, messages, location and phone call details?

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    10-17-15 12:28 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    What are you on about?

    Why wouldn't a flashlight app need access to my device identifying info, messages, location and phone call details?

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    Most apps don't need or even use the permissions they ask for. It is only a matter of expediency and/or laziness that they ask for them in the first place.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    10-17-15 12:40 PM
  11. vladi's Avatar
    DTEK hint?-john-chen.jpg

    Oh boy, hope I dont get banned around here
    Last edited by vladi; 10-17-15 at 02:10 PM.
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    10-17-15 01:56 PM
  12. SC2Bud's Avatar
    Most apps don't need or even use the permissions they ask for. It is only a matter of expediency and/or laziness that they ask for them in the first place.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    I agree they don't need a lot of the info they ask for. I was being sarcastic.

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.2.2639
    10-17-15 02:13 PM
  13. Emaderton3's Avatar
    I wonder how much of the system resources (i.e., battery) this will use?

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-15 09:49 AM
  14. zedten's Avatar
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    Oh boy, hope I dont get banned around here
    Haha! Nice

    Graduated to zedthirty with priv in my sights
    10-18-15 10:14 AM

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