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Why does Android mix phone state with phone identity?

The "Phone State" permission on Android is widely requested by many apps. The explanation often given by the developer is that the app needs it in order to determine when you're on the phone, to stop ...
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Password security on lost or stolen smartphone

I have a number of apps on my smartphone that store the passwords - facebook, mail, etc. So say the phone is lost or stolen and the finder decides he wants my passwords - what can he do to get them, ...
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What makes iOS more secure than other phone OS

Let's start off with an example. Here in Canada, credit card companies cannot upgrade you credit card limit. You need to make a request, that will then get analyzed and then, depending on your status ...