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discuss on having some device-interfaces rules for harbour/android app [not relevant]

asked 2015-06-23 10:42:49 +0300

cemoi71 gravatar image

updated 2015-06-25 10:50:32 +0300

Hello everybody,

i don't really know, how will be the concept that the jolla team want to reach about the harbour/android/openrepos app activity on sfos.
I'm not speak now as a good skilled person. I can just speak about my observation and about my fears.

I know that if someone submit an app on harbour, it will be checked from jolla. I don't know how and what.
And for a third part like android and openrepos, we should have a good trust on it i think.
We don't know what the apps do.

Sometimes i am surprised that something try to do something connect or access and comes a notification, so fast. I didn't really saw it. What's happen on my phone?

Now is my question:
Regards on what is done on ios and android, is there planned to have a kind of interface rules for each app that we have installed on the phone?
If we could set for example, this app could go on internet through wifi or not, could access to calendar or not, is able to write sms or not.
I will be interested on a kind of system like this. Too control automatic access and action from apps.

Even if we pay a lot of attention, not to install some dangerous things, we are just humans, and other people are cleverer and smart enough to make their stupid business.

I want just to know first how is the jolla strategy, and maybe how other jolla-users think or need too.

Have a good sail

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answered 2015-06-23 11:21:38 +0300

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There are some points in the Development Roadmap:

  • User settings to control Android runtime environment (implemented, not released) - I believe this is what you are looking for. To control what the Android apps can access and how they operate in the background.

Some other points that you might find interesting:

  • Research SELinux as a solution for system security and application access control (not implemented, nor released)

Hopefully this is of some help to you. :)

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@raketti, thank you for your reference. is quite interesting. seems to go on the direction what i mean. i don't know if it really does, it has not so much details on it but it is normal for a roadmap, just keywords should be done. Would be fine if a jolla-man could give more details on it.

for selinux, i made a small research. most of the time, the information that i get is bound more or less to requirement needed from the nsa. That's quite interesting, it goes on the direction what i mean on the first site .selinux seems to be just connection with network oriented,not interface.
if there is a community or jolla like solutions, is then the next question...

cemoi71 ( 2015-06-23 11:42:05 +0300 )edit

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