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Samsung's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge open up to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Two of Samsung's key smartphones are finally getting the newest version of Android. Unfortunately, US handset owners may still have to wait.

By February 1, 2016

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Woman granted permission to serve divorce papers via Facebook

A Manhattan Supreme Court justice grants a woman permission to serve her elusive husband divorce papers via a private Facebook message. Is this a sign of what's to come?

By April 6, 2015

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Your Android phone is too damn nosy

If given the choice, people say they would deny nearly one-third of all permissions currently required to download apps to their Android phones.

By January 14, 2016

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Mozilla plans permission toggles in Firefox OS

Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.

By August 26, 2014

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Edit Google account permissions from an Android device

It's easy to forget how many apps and services you've granted access to your Google account. Luckily, you can monitor it from an Android device.

By June 9, 2014

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Supreme Court debates police permission to search cell phones

Modern smartphones carry a trove of personal information. The nation's top court weighs the nuances of police using them to gather evidence without first getting a warrant.

By April 29, 2014

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Block Android apps from phoning home without your permission

The free NoRoot Firewall prevents nearly all connections to and from your Android phone until you expressly allow the app to access your Wi-Fi or cell network.

By February 7, 2014

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Google removes app permissions manager from Android 4.4

In the most recent Android 4.4 release, Google has disabled a hidden feature that could control or disable permissions for individual apps.

By December 15, 2013

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KitKat update removes app permissions toggle

Google quietly pulls a hidden feature in Android KitKat that allowed people to deny app permissions on a case-by-case basis.

By December 13, 2013

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You shall not pass (this time): Google+ tweaks permissions

Google's social network-powered sign-in system gives developers more nuanced options when asking for user permissions.

By December 11, 2013