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[–] Mick 1 points 81 points (+82|-1) ago 

I think app permissions make better data miners/trackers than perhaps web pages. Just a guess though.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

Your guess is correct.

This is the reason: https://i.imgur.com/f2SaLJD.png

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

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[–] WhiteRonin [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

All those companies selling my data :-(

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[–] Mick 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Holy shit.

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[–] Firevine 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

So many things I recognize from Ghostery and NoScript. Those extensions are indispensable to me.

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[–] tame 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Basically this. A web site can't rip your contacts list, web history, work emails, and sexytime photos into a big database for the company to sell.

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[–] Somesandwich 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Im so grateful that I never fell into the app trap. Damn near every one of them wants access to things unrelated.

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[–] Amok 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Moreover, it's the same reason that Facebook and other data hoarders are now coming out with Windows 10 apps, after years of serving the platform only through the web. Now that they can hoover up all your private data through a easy mobile-derived universal API and sell you out to the highest bidder, they all of a sudden have no problem freeing up some developers.

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[–] WhiteRonin [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Took me a minute to compute that. I get that for apps like FB, Instagram and such ... But everybody and their seems to need an app for their site.

Let's use an example if Local Joe's Burgers, he's not even franchising so what good would that data do for him even if he spent good of money on an app that could convert big data for him? I'd imagine a FB oage would do him better ...

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[–] Alopix 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Because Joe didn't make the app, he paid some "mobile solutions" firm to do it, and they're selling the data. Joe might not even know about that side of things, much less get a cut. He just knows money goes in and orders come out.

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

local joe's burgers mobile website sucks and is a pain to use

local joe's burgers website is pretty cool and functional

I come across that a lot and always request the desktop version. I used to always request the desktop version for my bank until they turned the desktop into the mobile page. They were more functional as a website, mobile sites and apps suck. They're not needed for everything.

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[–] vivianjames 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Also, there are browser apps like UCBrowser, Ghostery Browser, etc that has adblock.