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ChatON

ChatON

App Description

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

Spend time connecting with your buddies via ChatON! With a Samsung account, you can enjoy ChatON across your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

ChatON features free text, voice, and video messaging. The app allows you to express yourself in a variety of unique and fun ways, from sending handwritten notes to sharing Stickers. You don’t need to worry about language barriers anymore with the free Samsung in-app text translator. ChatON is currently available in 237 countries, 67 languages, on 9 mobile platforms and has over 200 million users.

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Message Recall
Send the wrong message to the wrong person? No problem with the new message canceling function!
(Depending on the recipient's version of ChatON, platform and device, the function may or may not work.)

Location Sharing
Try ChatON location & route sharing! 'Route by Glympse' helps you and your friends share current locations and see each other's routes in real time for a pre-set period of time.

Recent Story
You can receive push notifications for ChatON feeds such as new buddy suggestion, new PostONs, and etc

Fun Stickers!
ChatON provides a variety of free animated stickers in the new ChatON Shop. They provide an enjoyable way to express yourself and share your feelings with buddies.

Translation
You can chat with friends who speak different native languages using the Translate tool when you are in the Chat Room. You can translate to and from Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English, and you can translate from Arabic, Hindi, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese to English. Available languages may vary depending upon your chat room settings.

Multimedia file share
ChatON lets you send videos and pictures plus voice memos, locations, contact information, calendars, and documents.

Broadcast
With the Broadcast feature, you can easily announce your special events to all of your ChatON contacts at the same time.


Additional Features
• Voice/video calls and memos are all free* (as long as you’re connected via Wi-Fi and signed into your Samsung account).
• Send handwritten notes using the Animessage tool.
• Use PostON to leave messages, locations, video, and images with your friends
• Find great tips and information by subscribing to LIVEpartner.
• Sync your chat history across your phone, tablet and computer by logging in with your Samsung Account.
Features may vary by device and/or carrier.

* If you’re not connected via Wi-Fi, you may incur additional charges from your mobile carrier depending upon the conditions of your mobile data plan.

What do I do if someone contacts me and I don’t want to chat with them?
Please report any user who makes unwanted, inappropriate contact with you in ChatON. We want to keep this a safe and fun app for everyone!

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Retrieve running apps Can retrieve information on currently and recently running apps on the device It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Record audio Can record audio through microphone on device Internal
Create accounts and set passwords Can use user's account authentication information (like password) or create new accounts Internal
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Internal
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location 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 Internal
Change network connectivity Allows applications to change network connectivity state. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Edit your text messages (sms or mms) Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your tablet or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
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
Send sms messages Can send SMS messages Internal
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Receive text messages (mms) Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages. Not analyzed yet
Close other apps Allows an application to call killBackgroundProcesses(String). Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Not analyzed yet
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. Not analyzed yet
Read your own contact card Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others. Not analyzed yet
Draw over other apps Can create alerts on other apps or parts of the user interface Not analyzed yet
Read calendar events plus confidential information Allows an application to read the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners\' knowledge Allows an application to write the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Modify your contacts Can edit contacts on device Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Facebook
Jboss
Renren

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

3.5.701

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

08/18/2014

Why does this app have this grade?

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