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This is the stupidest shit android does in the name of security. If anything its taking out my personal power to save a harassing chat or content and thus making my phone less useful( just because some stupid dog filter company thought "let's allow people to send dick picks and then remove them, and let's make a business model out of it". Probably that's why android made this shit :/

This community has a lot of privacy focused people. Can you tell me what good do you see in preventing screenshots? I could think of some cases, but this feature seem to be an alternative way to fix a bigger problem

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  • 0
    What app is this
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    @Stuxnet its a screenshot that i found on the net. Of course if an app had this restriction,then i couldn't screenshot it, as it says.

    But coming back to your question, this feature has been implemented by video streaming apps like disney hotstar, amazon prime, netflix and even incognito mode of chrome
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    I've noticed it mostly in finance apps, which I support. But I can see this being annoying when implemented inside apps that really shouldn't care about leaking info.
  • 7
    I'm ok with that.

    I assume the idea is you prevent app A from watching app B.
  • 6
    Well, I'm quite happy my Sparkasse Banking app forbids screenshots
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    If you grant permission for screenshots, the app could start taking them in the background, theoretically of any other application as well. This could potentially leak bank info, form data, etc.
  • 5
    I hate that netflix does this. I just wanna share a frame of a funny face and this bullshit comes up, just fuck off.
  • 0
    There are ways to bypass it
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  • 2
    @kmccmk9 Plug your phone to your PC in debug mode and use scrcpy (https://github.com/Genymobile/...). Toucan then take as many screenshot as you'd like, record, etc.
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    I like how Telegram does it in secret chats. When the screenshot is captured, there is a badge in that chat that says “Screenshot is captured!” Or something like that.

    It’s my right to take screenshots. Also don’t forget that analog hole is fundamental and inevitable https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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    1. Get a mirror.
    2. Take a pic of the screen using the face cam.
    3. ???
    4. HACKERMAN

    > Can you tell me what good do you see in preventing screenshots?

    Preventing the same thing keyloggers do. App snapping pic and sending it to a malicious location.
  • 0
    @electrineer hows? taking photo from another phone
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    Sure. Cuz I would like my sexts being used against me.

    If someone is harassing you, you block them. Not have a secret chat opened up with them. And since when is an screenshot of a secret chat enough for legal purposes?
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    This is like the era of when websites used to stop you copying from their website. Is just a nuisance, I don't run into it often on my phone but when I do it's always an extra hassle. Wish I could just toggle it off like a permission, meh
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    @CodeBane Oh no! To protect our images, you aren't allowed to right-click on this website
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    @SortOfTested @NoMad @F1973 @Ranchonyx @N00bPancakes @kmccmk9

    Question : can't the screenshot service be private to system and inaccessible by any other app? I can see it being harmful if a malicious app aquires it, but what if System does not *openly* allows it?

    People having problem with themselves taking the screenshot ( and no 3rd party app mingling in that process) say aye and why
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    @CodeBane Oh god i forgot about that bullshit
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    @2Large still, if I say something private to someone, I won't enjoy them sharing screenshots. "talking" and "having proof" are different things.
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    @F1973 The actual history is quite opposite. Previous Android devices were trivial (or "more secure " i guess) in the manner that they didn't provided a lot of information and services access to 3rd party apps. One could not have even a different 3rd party sms app in froyo i guess. I can see your point, but honestly i won't mind having some services only accessible through system apps.At least there will be surety that apps won't be able to prevent access to it

    Imagine a new tech app blocking your speaker or preventing your device locking the screen while it is running.
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    @kmccmk9 I don't think it even should be there in banking apps. I want to flex my bank balance
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    @kmccmk9 @rox79

    1. Root
    2. Disable SECURE_FLAG with magisk
    3. ???
    4. Profit
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    @Tamrael But then I can't play Pokemon Go...haha
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    @pxeger wanna flex your bank credentials to me?
  • 0
    @rooter I am not satisfied with your last comment.
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