Anyone know about apps and security?

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  1. The Dark Horse

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    When an phone app asks for access to your photos or calendar, does that mean the app creator or owner can literally see or download these things off your phone?
     
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    In theory it does mean the app could access them and upload them to a remote server that the developer can then view them on.

    If such behaviour would pass the scruitany of the App Store thats distributing them is another question.
     
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    How would they know?
     
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    They no doubt have automated testing that can see what the app is doing in terms of data input and output. If it starts uploading unusual amounts of data they may flag it. Of course it's possible for some dodgy apps to get through - but the app stores are big business so I bet there is a lot of clever automated tooling behind it to try to prevent bad things.
     

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