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# 143129 4-Apr-2014 09:39
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Similar to the recent thread about the NZ herald Android app

The NZ herald website want's excessive permissions when you try to login to comment using a 3rd party login. I see no reason for most of these, particularly the ability to "manage your contacts" in Google.

Here's what it wants (for accounts I have):

Twitter

 

  • Read Tweets from your timeline. 
  • See who you follow.
Google

 

  • View your email address
  • View basic information about your account
  • Manage your contacts.
LinkedIn

 

  • Full profile. (including experience, education, skills, and recommendations)
  • Email address.




Location: Dunedin

 


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  # 1018297 4-Apr-2014 10:08
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Sounds like they want to know how to brainwash us?




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  # 1018303 4-Apr-2014 10:23
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I'd be keen to see what they want from Facebook too.




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  # 1018305 4-Apr-2014 10:26
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Already a discussion on this http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=139240 albeit Android related.



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  # 1018307 4-Apr-2014 10:27
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kiwitrc: Already a discussion on this http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=139240 albeit Android related.

I did mention that thread in the OP. That thread is both resolved, and locked.




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  # 1018309 4-Apr-2014 10:30
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andrewNZ: Similar to the recent thread about the NZ herald Android app

The NZ herald website want's excessive permissions when you try to login to comment using a 3rd party login. I see no reason for most of these, particularly the ability to "manage your contacts" in Google.

Here's what it wants (for accounts I have):

Twitter

 

  • Read Tweets from your timeline. 
  • See who you follow.
Google

 

  • View your email address
  • View basic information about your account
  • Manage your contacts.
LinkedIn

 

  • Full profile. (including experience, education, skills, and recommendations)
  • Email address.


They also always ask for your current location if you visit the site from your smartphone, something I never allow.





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  # 1018321 4-Apr-2014 10:45
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don't worry soon every other app will follow suit. what do you do then?




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1018344 4-Apr-2014 11:08
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andrewNZ:
kiwitrc: Already a discussion on this http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=139240 albeit Android related.

I did mention that thread in the OP. That thread is both resolved, and locked.


Ok, looked like the same issues to me but now I see the difference. Cheers.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1018379 4-Apr-2014 11:23
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I don't use twitter or linkedin (or facebook). I use google, but don't have an account with them, as I don't like the way they spy on everything you do on the interweb.




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  # 1018455 4-Apr-2014 12:30
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joker97: don't worry soon every other app will follow suit. what do you do then?


You create fake accounts in fictitious names with burner email addresses and use them to log in?





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