Alexander: Skype less of a threat than it seems

  • by: STEVE ALEXANDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 16, 2013 - 6:59 PM

Q: I have a tablet computer that uses the Android operating system. I’ve noticed that when applications such as Skype are updated they ask for permission to do things that seem increasingly invasive, which is worrisome. In particular, these apps ask for permission to write data to or delete data from the tablet’s SD (Secure Digital) memory card, to make calls without my permission in ways that can expose my tablet to malicious software and to access my contacts without my knowledge or permission.

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