Originally Posted by Domush
I'd also be curious to learn to disable this. I, unlike the previous poster, wouldn't pride myself on incarcerating someone for a business transaction and otherwise victimless crime.
If anything, the post above highlights exactly why you should not install apps which ask for unnecessary permissions, because some nanny state developer just might invade your privacy and track your movements instead of focus on the purpose of the app.
its acually a function of the app, not invasion of privacy, my app is open-sourced on my gitbub as-is for the app's released versions, thats locate command is one of the listed features on the thread, i update the github more then the thread but all the commands are safe, it was just some clever ideas for them to use my app to solve a criminal case thats all, as for the "business transaction and otherwise victimless crime" heroin and drug dealing is highly illegal in this area where it took place at, and the now ex-girlfriend of the guy was a victim from it because before he got out to buy it he beat her black and blue... >=( theres nothing funny about drug dealing making it a "victimless crime" as its a nuicence in our society no matter how many "benefits" people say it has, as for my app its clearly states in the thread for you to keep your pass phrase a secret, as he didnt, and all the commands+usage are all on there and clear warnings for the potentially dangerous commands, but the version he had on his phone was a newer beta test version that uses google-maps links instead of general GEOLocation area. all that was done was completely legal, and not abuse of my app or permissions as it still gives people to where it tells who sent the message in the tracking menu (by phone number) since its a new feature in my beta tester version so it did give full telling who it came from. but ive already been given warnings by the police from an earlier situation with the same people on the same kind of activity about regulations on tracking without consent, so i had to add that prompt to show who initiated the tracking, and am working on a button that will stop it remotely. so until i can comply with the regulations, while keeping it stable, i havent been able to update the app with them untill i get the new tracking system with prompts stable, but to do all that with the new systems i have in the app it needs to be installed in CWM recovery cause the system-app Reboot permissions, and better GPS/wifi Toggling
sorry if it seems like im ranting, im truly not, but that situation was really personally to me and i felt like what i did was the right thing, not a "abuse of permissions app", or to "incarcerating someone for a business transaction and otherwise victimless crime.", as it was more for the fact that he beat her and then he want to do an illegal activity