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Old 06-28-2007, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just installed the latest BB Desktop and AT&T firmware for my 8100. After it was complete, the first thing I saw after rebooting was:

"The application AutoLock is attempting to access phone logs. Would you like to allow access?"

What is this all about?
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I had to re-install autolock. Also, after you re-install youwill get a message about changing settings. I checked off don't ask again and Yes. It now works as it did before.
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I know. That gets rid of the message... but why in the world does it need to access the phone logs?
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's not really accessing phone "logs." It's programatically accessing the phone app/logs so that it knows whether or not you are on the phone so it won't lock when you're on the phone.
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It's not really accessing phone "logs." It's programatically accessing the phone app/logs so that it knows whether or not you are on the phone so it won't lock when you're on the phone.
Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.
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It's not really accessing phone "logs." It's programatically accessing the phone app/logs so that it knows whether or not you are on the phone so it won't lock when you're on the phone.
I am getting a similar notification now (since the latest 8100 OS upgrade) but from a seemingly different app:

"The application com_google_gmail_lib is attempting to access phone logs. Would you like to allow access? [] Don't ask this again. [Yes][No]
Vendor Name: Google
Application Name: Gmail
Calling Modules:
net_rim_bbapi_phone
com_google_gmail_lib
net_rim_cldc-4
com_google_gmail_lib"

If I answer "NO", I get "Uncaught exception" error.

Questions:
1) would you explain the reason for the notification to be the same a for the AutoLock issue described earlier?
2) would you venture a guess as to why I am getting this now (since the upgrade) and never had this problem before (had Gmail installed before OS upgrade for a long time)?
3) would it be completely naive/paranoid to suspect Google in trying to mine people's phone logs?
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It just has to do with different firewall versions. Applications, such as GMail, also need access to "phone logs" in order to be able to dial from the app. For instance, if you get an email with a phone number in it then the number will be underlined and you can click it like a link to dial the number. Just allow the apps to access the phone logs. It's no big deal.
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I'm re-installing now...
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