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

"It's just metadata, guys. It's not that bad!"

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

"If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear!"

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[–] arrggg 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Here is an article with some more details https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/21/nsa-five-eyes-google-samsung-app-stores-spyware/

This information was from 2012... Its probably being used even more now.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I still don't understand this... Google Play apps are signed and will be rejected if it's not signed with a Google Play key. There's no way to tamper with apps successfully unless you're able to change the list of acceptable keys, which could happen when a phone is distributed.

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[–] AbigailLilac 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There is no way the NSA is not in with Google.