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MarineForce

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Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:08:34 AM »
Hello

So I have gone through my permissions with a paranoid hand, turning off all permissions for most all apps.

Occasionally I send a moviesnap and give the app one time access to the microphone. However I always need to go back to permissions and turn it off again after.

Anyone else have this issue?

Azulej

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 05:15:06 AM »
That's sneaky. I'd leave a review on Google Play Store. Snapchat are spying on you.

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 05:16:00 AM »
That's sneaky. I'd leave a review on Google Play Store. Snapchat are spying on you.
Everyone is spying on us

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 05:16:37 AM »
That's sneaky. I'd leave a review on Google Play Store. Snapchat are spying on you.
Everyone is spying on us
really though. have you seen the videos of google ads basically copying whatever you say into your microphone even with google closed on desktop? freaky how fast and personal it works. Same colors mentioned and everything.

MarineForce

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 05:17:24 AM »
That's sneaky. I'd leave a review on Google Play Store. Snapchat are spying on you.
Everyone is spying on us
really though. have you seen the videos of google ads basically copying whatever you say into your microphone even with google closed on desktop? freaky how fast and personal it works. Same colors mentioned and everything.

I know. Its nasty. Hence why no apps can use anything on my phone. Voice control, hah! Never!

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 05:19:38 AM »
I don't get it. You grant the app access to your microphone, and then you need to revoke the access later. This sounds to be working as intended. Am I missing something?

MarineForce

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 05:20:02 AM »
I don't get it. You grant the app access to your microphone, and then you need to revoke the access later. This sounds to be working as intended. Am I missing something?
The don't ask again checker indicates it will revoke permission after use. This is not the case.

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 05:20:20 AM »
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That's sneaky. I'd leave a review on Google Play Store. Snapchat are spying on you.
Everyone is spying on us
really though. have you seen the videos of google ads basically copying whatever you say into your microphone even with google closed on desktop? freaky how fast and personal it works. Same colors mentioned and everything.

I know. Its nasty. Hence why no apps can use anything on my phone. Voice control, hah! Never!
That's sneaky. I'd leave a review on Google Play Store. Snapchat are spying on you.
Everyone is spying on us
really though. have you seen the videos of google ads basically copying whatever you say into your microphone even with google closed on desktop? freaky how fast and personal it works. Same colors mentioned and everything.

I know. Its nasty. Hence why no apps can use anything on my phone. Voice control, hah! Never!
I  already think we fucked up pretty bad when fingerprint sensors or even voice assistants became a thing
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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 09:03:10 AM »
I don't get it. You grant the app access to your microphone, and then you need to revoke the access later. This sounds to be working as intended. Am I missing something?
The don't ask again checker indicates it will revoke permission after use. This is not the case.
That's not what it does. The function is to prevent it from asking for that permission again when you deny it.

It's definitely poorly worded.

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 09:05:11 AM »
That's what I have learned now. Either por planning or meant precisely to be confusing.

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 09:05:49 AM »
They surely made it intentionally confusing just to wrong you.

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 09:06:38 AM »
There is no such thing as one time access, you are just giving it permission it is doing exactly what it is designed to do

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 09:07:03 AM »
There is no such thing as one time access, you are just giving it permission it is doing exactly what it is designed to do
Yeah. The do not ask again is a tricky formulated thingie. It should ask every time.

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2018, 09:07:20 AM »
btw
What do you mean one-time-access? There's no such thing!

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Re: Snapchat magically gets microphone access
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2018, 09:07:33 AM »
Apparently so..

 

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