Carbonite Mobile

Carbonite Mobile

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App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

The Carbonite Mobile backup and security app for Android makes it easy to automatically back up your Android phone or tablet’s photos and videos to the cloud and access them anytime, anywhere. Carbonite Mobile also protects your Android device in the event it is ever lost or stolen through remote lock and destroy features.

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With the Carbonite Mobile Android backup and security app you can:

• Back up – Automatically back up all of your smartphone's full resolution photos and videos.

• Access - Browse, view & share your backed up data by logging into Current Carbonite customers can also access their backed up computer files directly through this app.

• Locate – Identify the location of your Android device on a map.

• Ring – Misplaced your phone? Sound the ringer even if your phone is muted or set to vibrate.

• Lock – Lock the screen on your device using a personalized pin.

• Capture – Think your device was stolen? Remotely activate the camera to take a photo of the person using your phone.

• Destroy –Remotely destroy all of your personal data and reset the device to its factory settings.

Tip: Download the app on all your mobile devices to access all of your backed up photos and videos anytime, anywhere. For example, you could access photos and videos on your smartphone from your Android tablet or iPad® if you have the app installed on both devices.

Please note: Backup and protection features are currently unavailable to Carbonite Small Business and iOS customers.

Terms of Service:

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Internal
Create accounts and set passwords Can use user's account authentication information (like password) or create new accounts Internal
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for social networking services
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for utility purposes
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Utility
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Not analyzed yet
Connect and disconnect from wi-fi Can connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage

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