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[Q] Buying Nexus 5 doubts because of privacy concerns

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By AngelicDemon, Junior Member on 19th February 2014, 01:09 PM
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hi xda!
i am thinking of buying a N5 but the thing that bothers me the most is the BRUTAL changes that google has made to android kitkat.
things like merging sms to hangout and reading all the incoming calls numbers and even if some one is not in your phone list they may show you the caller's name from google database,so they actually track all the calls that you have and save all the sms that you sent or received.
i think that this is TERRIBLE and it really bothers me.
what do you think is there a way to fix this issue?
 
 
19th February 2014, 01:24 PM |#2  
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Who says that that info is ever associated to you?
19th February 2014, 01:27 PM |#3  
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nobody is forcing you to use those apps. install alternatives. you don't even have to use google play store.
19th February 2014, 01:46 PM |#4  
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hi xda!
i am thinking of buying a N5 but the thing that bothers me the most is the BRUTAL changes that google has made to android kitkat.
things like merging sms to hangout and reading all the incoming calls numbers and even if some one is not in your phone list they may show you the caller's name from google database,so they actually track all the calls that you have and save all the sms that you sent or received.
i think that this is TERRIBLE and it really bothers me.
what do you think is there a way to fix this issue?

Our privacy is allready gone, thanks to NSA and other national and global security services.

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19th February 2014, 01:51 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by AngelicDemon

hi xda!
i am thinking of buying a N5 but the thing that bothers me the most is the BRUTAL changes that google has made to android kitkat.
things like merging sms to hangout and reading all the incoming calls numbers and even if some one is not in your phone list they may show you the caller's name from google database,so they actually track all the calls that you have and save all the sms that you sent or received.
i think that this is TERRIBLE and it really bothers me.
what do you think is there a way to fix this issue?

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19th February 2014, 02:02 PM |#6  
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things like merging sms to hangout

What has this got to do with privacy?

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treading all the incoming calls numbers and even if some one is not in your phone list they may show you the caller's name

This is called reverse look up. Carriers have been doing this for years and land line providers. It simply matches the number up with known directories of numbers. Its not new and its not related to privacy either


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so they actually track all the calls that you have

1) who says they're tracking?
2) if they are "tracking" what makes you think they weren't already tracking?

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19th February 2014, 02:29 PM |#7  
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If you're that concerned you could always wrap your head in tin foil

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19th February 2014, 02:34 PM |#8  
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Hi,

Even by just surfing on the web and by posting on a forum and your privacy is (or could be) corrupted, then......
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Its more like caller ID. That you have at home. Same thing. Its just applied to mobile now.

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19th February 2014, 03:08 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelicDemon

hi xda!
i am thinking of buying a N5 but the thing that bothers me the most is the BRUTAL changes that google has made to android kitkat.
things like merging sms to hangout and reading all the incoming calls numbers and even if some one is not in your phone list they may show you the caller's name from google database,so they actually track all the calls that you have and save all the sms that you sent or received.
i think that this is TERRIBLE and it really bothers me.
what do you think is there a way to fix this issue?

Google already knows more about you than your own mother does, so I wouldn't be too concerned about privacy anymore. It's looooong gone.

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