Google Search Permissions – can take pictures and record audio whenever it wants.

Posted Dec 20, 2012 at 10:45 am in Threads > News

I was going to update Google Search yesterday, then I read the new permissions. It says that it can record audio without permission and take pictures or videos any time it wants without authorization! Scary. Uninstalling…

Here it is:

Record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

NEW: Take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Wasn’t google’s tagline before ‘do no evil?’

Yikes~!