And if you're worried about nosy people, Skype is the last place you want to 
be. They were willingly handing over data to nosy folks long before people were 
aware of it, I believe.

Dan

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> On Jun 26, 2015, at 3:35 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> Skype: Wrong-O, they are part of the Microsoft-Borg, not Google-Borg.  Oh
> well, MS already has a lot on me.  I should buy stock in these bozos so I
> at least get a small share of the profit they make selling my data...
> 
> 
> 
> -------------
> Max
> Charleston SC
> 
>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 3:13 PM, Meade Dillon <dillonm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Mitch,
>> 
>> Yes, I'm quite tempted to ditch the Android OS that came loaded on my
>> phone and install a CyanogenMod OS, which offers more privacy by default.
>> Somehow I don't think that Apple devices are offering too much more in the
>> way of privacy.
>> 
>> Back to the original topic, I've already got a Skype account and had that
>> app loaded in the past, and they have already been assimilated into the
>> GoogleBorg, so I may as well just stick with that and not add another
>> player to the list of those who already have access to my phone.  In
>> addition, Skype will work on SWMBO's iPhone, I'll just need to show her how.
>> 
>> Skype rates for international calls aren't too terrible either, should she
>> decide to call her relatives in Italy.
>> 
>> 
>> -------------
>> Max
>> Charleston SC
>> 
>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> The permissions thing, and the amount of data that the OS and
>>> non-removable
>>> Google apps move in and out of my phone after I try to lock down the
>>> security as
>>> much as I can, leaves me not wanting to be anywhere near an Android
>>> device.
>>> 
>>> But, as you mention, some of the permissions are flat-out ridiculous: "in
>>> order
>>> to install Amazon Kindle book reader, you must allow Amazon to have full
>>> access
>>> to the GPS technology in your phone to track your position 24/7, do you
>>> accept?"
>>> 
>>> Mitch.
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