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    • Pepperisit
    • By Pepperisit 18th Sep 16, 9:27 AM
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    Android app - viewers logic
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    • 18th Sep 16, 9:27 AM
    Android app - viewers logic 18th Sep 16 at 9:27 AM
    Not sure which sub-forum to post this in but there is an android app being advertised all over Facebook at the moment offering £5 a month to monitor your TV viewing habits. It is called viewers logic.

    During installation it requires permission to access several features which make me uneasy.

    Ability to make telephone calls
    Usage data access (allows app to monitor what apps you use)
    Accessibility (allows app to monitor your online activity)
    Location data

    Does anyone here use this app?
    Do these permissions sound too far and unsafe?

    Thanks
    Chris
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 18th Sep 16, 10:12 AM
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    • 18th Sep 16, 10:12 AM
    It will be hard earned £5 with countless notifications and possible spam

    No thanks
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 18th Sep 16, 11:40 AM
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    • 18th Sep 16, 11:40 AM
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    • 18th Sep 16, 11:40 AM
    <<Ability to make telephone calls >>

    To me that would be the abnormal one .Unless it phones home with your habits .
    • Daxx369
    • By Daxx369 28th Nov 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 6:16 PM
    I've had this running for just over a year. The app has never made any calls, texts or notifications. I get the odd email telling me of updates and such but other than that, I get £5 per week for doing pretty much !!!!!! all.
    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 28th Nov 17, 11:29 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 11:29 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 11:29 PM
    I've had this running for just over a year. The app has never made any calls, texts or notifications. I get the odd email telling me of updates and such but other than that, I get £5 per week for doing pretty much !!!!!! all.
    Originally posted by Daxx369
    If you really were getting paid by this company you'd know the difference between getting £5 a week or £5 a month.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 29th Nov 17, 9:01 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:01 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:01 AM
    I used this on a spare phone.
    no issues,no spam/notifications.
    However they changed the app/payment system to points.
    App got flaky and I uninstalled.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 5th Dec 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:34 PM
    Update: got an email.
    They now require 2 apps to be installed. One downloaded directly from Viewers logic,requiring changing permissions to allow installation from unknown sources.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 5th Dec 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:38 PM
    Update: got an email.
    They now require 2 apps to be installed. One downloaded directly from Viewers logic,requiring changing permissions to allow installation from unknown sources.
    Originally posted by custardy

    If there were nothing nefarious going on then they would just dump the app in the play store surely ??!!


    And i may be missing something as i obviously havent installed it , but ...


    How does an app on your mobile, monitor what you watch on your TV ?
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • custardy
    • By custardy 5th Dec 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 3:17 PM
    If there were nothing nefarious going on then they would just dump the app in the play store surely ??!!


    And i may be missing something as i obviously havent installed it , but ...


    How does an app on your mobile, monitor what you watch on your TV ?
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    It connects to your Sky box over wifi.
    Agreed on the app side. They state Google 'did something' forcing them to split the app in 2 parts.
    I assume they have something in the app Google wont allow.
    • AirCooledHeaven
    • By AirCooledHeaven 5th Dec 17, 3:17 PM
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    Update: got an email.
    They now require 2 apps to be installed. One downloaded directly from Viewers logic,requiring changing permissions to allow installation from unknown sources.
    Originally posted by custardy
    If you allow an 'installation from unknown source' you are taking a risk because you'll have no idea what it's doing in the background. Personally I wouldn't...
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 5th Dec 17, 3:20 PM
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    I've had this running for just over a year. The app has never made any calls, texts or notifications..
    Originally posted by Daxx369

    But of course we all know that we would have no idea if it was making calls or sending texts would we ?
    Because if the programmer chooses, then this activity is completely hidden from the user.
    (providing it has been granted permission on install of course)
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • custardy
    • By custardy 5th Dec 17, 3:59 PM
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    But of course we all know that we would have no idea if it was making calls or sending texts would we ?
    Because if the programmer chooses, then this activity is completely hidden from the user.
    (providing it has been granted permission on install of course)
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    It would on my spare phone sim. no credit
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 5th Dec 17, 4:27 PM
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    It connects to your Sky box over wifi. .
    Originally posted by custardy

    Ah I see - thanks
    Running with scissors since 1978
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