Why would an Application need this?
It isn't like we ask for much but it does seem a little peculiar and a little scary. The Game in question right now is Subway Surfers (Kiloo Games). I emailed the developer to try to find out what this is but I can only imagine what they are using this data for and why they would need it in the first place.
So far I received this:
Thank you very much for your email. Our support team will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Please note that this is an autogenerated response.
Have a great day!
Although this isn't surprising to say the least it isn't helping their case. I am sure they are quite busy with this new update. I really don't mind the game for my kids but that was the only reason I had that on my tablet.
The Dangers of it all!
I hate to be a worry wort and have people worry to much but when an Application needs to "Retrieve Running Applications", this really worries me because you don't know what else they are doing on your tablet. Could be monitoring your emails and even get your credit card information. I know I like to us my tablet more and more.
Although I am sure I'm the only one on this, I do not want to see people get taken advantage of by any developer or game. Unless they tell us in their privacy settings what they are doing and why, it makes me concerned every day of the week. I don't know what they are collecting or why they have to have to collect this information in the first place. I urge everyone who uses this game to contact them and also check with them about your privacy settings. If we don't make noise about this then they win. Tell you friends and family and let them know what to look for when you update your games or applications on your tablet or phone.
When I get the response email from them directly I will be sure to post it and let you know what they say!
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