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    Wallpaper needs internet access?

    Ok, this might be a silly question but I was about to download 'The Matrix Live Wallpaper' because I'm a nerd like that when I noticed that it wanted full internet access and the ability to read/change sd card settings. So do a lot of other live wallpapers. I try not to be paranoid but with the recent "Are apps malicious" threads I was wondering if anyone knew of a good reason for that.

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    I wouldn't install it.

    There was a live wallpaper app that was just found to be sending information to China IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    I wouldn't install it.

    There was a live wallpaper app that was just found to be sending information to China IIRC.
    Yeah, some security company found it as part of the App Genome Project. Here's the story.

    Lesson to be learned here is pay attention to what permissions an app asks for when you attempt to install it.
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