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[ColorOS Lifestyle] ONE TIME PERMISSION FEATURE

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Hello ColorOS fans,

This is me, Sreejith from ColorOS family, with a new thread to introduce you the new privacy feature "ONE TIME PERMISSION" introduced in Coloros 11.

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Before jumping directly to the new feature, let's see why smartphones are privacy nightmare.

1. Location Tracking

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One of the key feature of a smartphone is being able to locate itself, via multilateration to cell towers, or via the integrated GPS chip. This enables features such as tracking distances during running, and map navigation.

Apps can have access to location and track us, and can use that information to see which retailers we visits, and the time spent there.

Disclosing location data is an invasion of privacy. And this data can easily be used to build a profile on a user, which can subsequently be used for a phishing attack.

2. Our Camera can be watching us

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The photographic capabilities of smartphones have become a massive selling point and how well the camera performs is a question most of us ask before purchasing a new smartphone.

Smartphone cameras are also a security risk, however, as they can be activated and used to spy on us.

3. Microphone Eevesdropping

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Every smartphone has a microphone and the main concern for many of us may be someone is eavesdropping on our private conversations. Microphones also can be used for data collection.

For an eg, Smartphone mics can be used to record the ambient noise of our environments, which can be used to create a database of TV shows that we have watched and this data can be sold to advertisers to target ads.

ONE TIME PERMISSION FEATURE

With ColorOS 11, we are now able to grant certain permissions on an Only This Time, case-by-case basis, by choosing the option "Ask every time". This option will appear when an app asks for permission to access:

  • Location


  • Camera


  • Microphone


If we grant the "Ask every time" permission, the app will have access to the feature until the app is closed. When the app is re-opened, we will have to grant access again.

Let's see a side by side comparison between permission options in Coloros 7.1 and ColorOS 11.

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Location permission options- ColorOS 7.1


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Location permission options- ColorOS 11


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Camera permission options- ColorOS 7.1


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Camera permission options- ColorOS 11


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Microphone permission option- ColorOS 7.1


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Microphone permission options- ColorOS 11

So, with ColorOS 11, apps are no longer be allowed to gather information in the background. The only time an app will be able to collect information is when it's running. And each time we are using an app, we can decide whether to grant permission or not. This will help to solve privacy issues by giving us control of when an app can gather data.


I hope you guys are now aware of how important this new feature introduced by ColorOS 11 is, towards a giant leap in protecting user privacy.

Thanks my mentor, Mr.Zaki.

If you like this thread and want to see more amazing topics, follow me. That would be Colorful.

See you soon.




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