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gmail app wants my data ?!

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By geert_orsen, Junior Member on 7th August 2015, 02:37 PM
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I wanted to install the gmail app on my new BQ ubuntu touch but I get a very suspicious message:

"Ubuntu would like to" suggesting that it is ubuntu who's requesting to get access to what follows:
- check and manage your e-mail -> Ok that's why I wanted the app.
- manage your contacts -> What does this mean that ubuntu gets access to my gmail-contacts .... or is it google who with a sneaky question wants to get access to my phone contacts??
It wasn't that easy to get the my database with contacts loaded on to the phone so I prefer not to remove them now just to check what google is up to.

Did anybody install the app already and can help me with the answer to this question ?

I DON'T want to give google access to everything on my phone, actually that's the whole point ( or one of them ) to get an ubuntu phone instead of android !

9th August 2015, 05:00 PM |#2  
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It's Ubuntu trying to access your Google data, not Google trying to access the data on your phone here.

Google doesn't get anything as long as Ubuntu doesn't upload your contacts again, which, as far as I know, it only does when you tell it to do so.

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