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Does anyone know what actions Dropbox take in your device?

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2nd April 2014, 03:36 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,
In a different thread I was advised that if I want a peace of mind I should prefer to use programs which were inspected by other developers so that I know an app uses the permissions it was given for legitimate purposes.
I googled for results about Dropbox and XDA but I haven't actually seen anyone who inspected their code...
So, perhaps anyone can link me to a source which verify that for example the "storage" permission will only affect the files which I want it to and not be used for plundering info?

Thanks.
2nd April 2014, 04:42 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by oy-ster

Hi,
In a different thread I was advised that if I want a peace of mind I should prefer to use programs which were inspected by other developers so that I know an app uses the permissions it was given for legitimate purposes.
I googled for results about Dropbox and XDA but I haven't actually seen anyone who inspected their code...
So, perhaps anyone can link me to a source which verify that for example the "storage" permission will only affect the files which I want it to and not be used for plundering info?

Thanks.

I don't think you can disable access to specific files but you can revoke some permissions to Dropbox. With Xprivacy app for instance you can reject Storage permission to Dropbox. You will lose most of Dropbox's features but your personal data are safe
2nd April 2014, 10:25 PM   |  #3  
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LOL, well yeah, but I was hoping there would be more of an open sourcy principle at hand...
Damn, I need the program on one hand, but I don't know what it does on the other...
Dilemma.
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