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[Closed] What are your thoughts on the new "ContentGuard" project?

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  1. Milad Lollipop Jul 25, 2015

    Milad, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Then those roms will simply won't be used. I know coders are gonna make a lot of false positives and Android isn't really about locking things down. If I wanted that I would use an iPhone. Roms like these will lose some users I think by a margin.
     

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  2. M4ENY KitKat Jul 25, 2015


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  3. _ASSASSIN_ Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 25, 2015

    _ASSASSIN_, Jul 25, 2015 :
    if you look at the commits, there can't be false positives, it blocks specific apps.
     

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  4. M4ENY KitKat Jul 25, 2015

    M4ENY, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Well said :)
    I don't support piracy but android is about freedom not locking things down like what you said
     

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  5. Milad Lollipop Jul 25, 2015

    Milad, Jul 25, 2015 :
    I can see ROM devs add apps they don't like or stuff.
     

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  6. Feelers Honeycomb Jul 25, 2015


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  7. shuj420 Honeycomb Jul 25, 2015


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  8. ppod Jelly Bean Jul 25, 2015

    ppod, Jul 25, 2015 :
    As a developer I will give them a round of applause, for all the freetards I will flick you my middle finger :)
     

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  9. HerrN87 Honeycomb Jul 25, 2015

    HerrN87, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Exactly my point! well said!
     

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  10. akwingnut Froyo Jul 25, 2015

    akwingnut, Jul 25, 2015 :
    TIPSY again will NOT HAVE IT... As long as Martin is the DEV (his ROM) he doesnt ever plan putting it in there... Again try out TIPSY for Bacon, it was created for BACON...
     

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  11. havoktek Gingerbread Jul 25, 2015

    havoktek, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Just come to Tipsy, it's still open and built for the one with an AOSP core,,,,,
     

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  12. Mihail_Ko Jelly Bean Jul 25, 2015

    Mihail_Ko, Jul 25, 2015 :
    You right!
    Regulate people should pay for there stupidity.
    Oh, wait that already was the case, because of the viruses.
    We'll it look's like it will be cheaper now!
     

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  13. Slyther1 Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 25, 2015

    Slyther1, Jul 25, 2015 :
    damn, they already are blocking Lucky Patcher
    [​IMG]

    As for my take on it. Well, we can't really blame them for this, but they can't realistically expect us to not try to avoid this. The mechanics seem simple enough, so I doubt that many ROM's will follow suit, otherwise they would have incorporated their own versions of this by now. I could be wrong, though D:

    EDIT: the good thing about this for me, as a pirate, is that now I have a place where I can go to find more sites to get free stuff from =D
     

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  14. havoktek Gingerbread Jul 25, 2015

    havoktek, Jul 25, 2015 :
    That's hilarious.....the exact opposite of the full disclosure to provide transparency has created more to the reverse effect!!
     

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  15. havoktek Gingerbread Jul 25, 2015

    havoktek, Jul 25, 2015 :
    The Tipsy movement.....and we can incorporate all the good features and stability you covet in other ROMs.
     

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  16. Dr. Indest Lollipop Jul 25, 2015

    Dr. Indest, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Well this is ironic.... Ad-blockers takes money from devs.
     

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  17. Me1256 KitKat Jul 25, 2015

    Me1256, Jul 25, 2015 :
    What if when you downloaded a pirated app, the developer would contact the police in your local area to arrest you. 0.0
     

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  18. amartens181 KitKat Jul 25, 2015

    amartens181, Jul 25, 2015 :
    I agree with not pirating, but I don't want restrictions from an authority that should not be able to govern me... This I consider to be bloat (and broken and exodus don't even have file managers built in :/)
     

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  19. Aaahh Marshmallow Jul 25, 2015

    Aaahh, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Great! But
    No its not
    Leads to bloat
    If it gets any bigger it will be a problem.
     

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  20. bakerbarber Jelly Bean Jul 25, 2015

    bakerbarber, Jul 25, 2015 :
    Really none of their business to decide what we should or should not be able to install on our devices. Period.

    Especially hypocritical to do so when you have a built in ad blocker too.

    Who decides what is or is not blocked?

    There's many more reasons to install an APK file other than piracy. Just like their's many more reasons to alter an apps default behavior too.

    So, is Privacy Guard also at risk?

    Or are we picking and choosing which revenue stream is acceptable now?

    Apps that want to send location data without any functional need are just as rotten and cheap as users installing cracked apps. Who is to say which is morally worse than the other?

    Power corrupts.
    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Even if I can half way understand the good intentions of something like this, the reasons why it's wrong far outnumber the ideals that might say it's justified.

    Someone is going to subvert it.

    Even if it's a script you run from a PC it will happen.

    When you try to control people you will only generate new and innovative ways for them to prove to you that you're not in control. This will end up giving birth to a brand new type of problem totally unforeseen of.

    I'm really surprised to see this come from Exodus.
     

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