Karl Smith

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Mobile applications move towards the sinister, data connections without asking permission!

I finally upgraded my iPhone to the 4S from the 3GS (with the go slower shutting down for no reason capability!!!).

Anyway I thought I should get some new games for some relaxing time while travelling. But I found was a new crop of games that constantly call their server without asking permission. These sinister data connections in the background without user permissions may be the new norm, I don’t know but it leaves me feeling like I’ve been had.

Some of them are great fun but since they do not let me control my data costs with a settings control I have had no choice but to delete them as they increased my bill by 60% in the first month of usage.

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