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Constellation

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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This issue is not solved it is just begining..  Hay Samsung I have 5 current samsung phones,  you dont need permission for my contacts I paid for the phones its not a lease..  there is no shareing turned on at all on my phone.   You and verizon are forcing updates I dont want, I was more than happy, for the first time ever, with oreo on my note 9, it just worked.  now I have to relearn a new system for 6 months till you change it all again.

I am actually looking at apple again because of the privacey issues only.  Thats 5 new $1000 dollar phones, yes I can write a check,  and I wont be switching back.  If this permission issue is not reversed within the next update I will be switching,  I am currently not allowing acess and cant update any apps..   My patence with you and google is wearing very thin.  you have lost all of the lawsuits in the EU over privacey and blanket EULAs,  I dont use any google products or services, and all are turned off on my phone, all of my friends have done the same, enough is enough..   

Solution=  samsung start your own operating system with real security I will buy it and any new hardware needed.  

PS , linux mint user dont like the view inside the orchard or the windows prison..

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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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You hold Samsung to a different standard than Google even though Samsung is REQUIRING access to use their app store which not even Google does.

 

You should check out the Librem 5 and PinePhone! The software is coming along nicely but they need financial support.

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Constellation

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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I don't see how this answer can be called a solution as it's obviously not one.

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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Why is this marked as a solution?  U get some kind of better ratings? "No known work arounds" is not a solution . Therefore its part of the problem.

  As IF anyone from samsung (lower case S) is even going to be ALLOWED to post a solution. 

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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This app obviously violates our privacy forcing us to provide access to our contacts and phone without our concent and any business reason.

 

Please, a least, respect us and do not mark this question as solved since you haven't provide any solution. This request to accept this solution is ridiculous.

 

I'm very disappointed with Samsung and its forum moderator.

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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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This is not a solution. Rather, Samsung admits the offense. I have stopped using Samsung apps, never consent to Samsung accessing contacts, and never use the Galaxy store. 

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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@SamsungRei wrote:

At this time the permissions would be required in order to use the app. There are no known work-arounds that I could offer. However, I appreciate your feedback and will tag it on the forum so that it will appear with other feedback, ideas, and requests. This will allow your post to be more easily found in the event that Samsung product groups are seeking outside feedback/requests/ideas regarding our products.


There is no way the forum has anyone who agreed this is a solution 

You all make phones freaking expensive and customers invest for their security not to be breached by the thieves like Samsung. I am going to ensure the theft is made public. 

No way an app store, default with my purchase of phone should have or need access to my private information. 

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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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It has been 14 month since your post, is there anything you can do to escalate this issue again? Thank you.

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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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Samsungrei

There is a solution ! Actually there's more than one!

First, galaxy store dose not need those permission! And the way to fix it is to re-develope that update! But I understand by saying that your just trying to save your job!

THATS MY BEST SOLUTION! 

Here is my bottom line; I will never grant those kind of permissions to anyone!

So if I cannot update my Samsung apps unless I do, and it effects my use of those apps! Well then I will scrap this s7 and purchase a iPhone! And I will never purchase any Samsung android device again!

SAMSUNG HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME!

Lindsay

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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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I have been complaining about this for two years. I have an s8 without updates for the reason that allowing access to my contactss violates their privacy and rights. It puts me at risk, not Samsung, as I would be the one supplying gheir information. I see no other explanation other than marketing.

I have yet to receive a plausable explanation. 

Most recently, Smart Things demands to manage and control my phone in order to use  certain basic functions..even though I have no Smart Things.

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