On 06/07/2022 11:40, Martin wrote:
> Why does the android version need a password to use BBC Sounds wifi radio, when
> the Win10 version doesn't and why is there no way of create a new password when
> the old password has been forgotten?
No idea, but careless, inconsistent coding comes to mind.
> At least you got a relevant answer, even if we think that what they are doing is
> not sensible. I never got a sensible answer when I asked when wifi transmitted
> for BBC Sound would be stable enough to risk buying wifi radio. I was so near to
> buying a radio that was made obsolete by the BBC. Roberts couldn't modify the
> wifi radios it had sod because they didn't have enough memory.
I've replied back with this, and wonder what the response will be:
"Firstly, I am afraid that your point about Chrome being used because of
its Custom Tabs is at least a year out-of-date. Even the developers of
Chrome itself state in their overview at
> that "Custom
Tabs is a browser feature, introduced by Chrome, that is now supported
by most major browsers on Android."
Secondly, Chrome is a system app in later versions of Android and cannot
be uninstalled without rooting or use of a fairly complicated procedure
using adb. With my Android 11 phone, I cannot even disable it. I can
force it to stop, but as soon as I tap on the iPlayer app sign-in it
causes Chrome to restart.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, could I refer you to the BBC's
"Privacy Notice" (at <https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/privacy/
starts with "We take your privacy very seriously. And so should you.".
In that case, it seems ironic that Chrome is forced upon iPlayer app
users as it is well accepted to be the most privacy-invasive browser
around. Perhaps you could explain why the iPlayer app's privacy notice
is different, and does not include the "We take your privacy very
seriously. And so should you." statement (which, strangely enough, opens
in Firefox, not Chrome, from the iPlayer app).
I do take my privacy seriously, which is why I have raised this issue
with you. I can sign-in to other Android apps without using Chrome, and
should be able to do it with the iPlayer app."
You'd expect the BBC to have *one* privacy statement covering all their
activities. It seems very odd that there is a specific one for iPlayer.