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Old 02-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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There are some reports of permissions requiring access to one's contact data. Can anyone with an account confirm this?
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There are some reports of permissions requiring access to one's contact data. Can anyone with an account confirm this?
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ContactsPermission: We only use this permission to quickly retrieve email addresses when you want to invite collaborators, and do NOT store any contact information on Box's servers.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Thank you -- I did see that. I was just curious if anyone discovered otherwise.
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Thanks for the tip - 50GB for life (well, the life of the service, more likely) was too good to pass up. Installed app, registered, mounted as network drive and all is good.
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Thanks for the tip - 50GB for life (well, the life of the service, more likely) was too good to pass up. Installed app, registered, mounted as network drive and all is good.
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Very much thanks for the heads up on this one. This will be a big help for work files.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:32 AM   #9
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There are some reports of permissions requiring access to one's contact data. Can anyone with an account confirm this?
That seems to become more common lately. Personally I don't care for the convenience to spam everyone on my contact list.

Luckily there are ways around that, at least if your Android device is rooted.
Cyanogenmod has the capability already build in, and there are apps in the Market for other rooted ROMs (google for Android Permissions +block/app or something like that).
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