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A concerning issue with the MDE Android app

Discussion in 'Using MyMagic+, FastPass+ and My Disney Experience' started by The Mighty Tim, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. The Mighty Tim

    The Mighty Tim Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    I was looking at ES File Explorer on my phone earlier and it found a file supposedly created by the MDE app called "sync_report_WDW.txt". The file is small and simply contains the text "WDW REPORT START Jul 8, 2017 08:53", followed by some underlines. I've noticed this file appear before.

    There appears to be no other information contained within the file, but I'm not at WDW at the moment and I haven't used the app today so I don't know if that file ever gets filled up with other information, nor am I sure how/when/if it got sent anywhere, but I thought I'd let people know here in case they wanted to check for themselves, or if anyone knew what this file was all about.

    Thanks
     
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  2. lentesta

    lentesta Premium Member

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    Where'd you find this file on your phone?
     
  3. The Mighty Tim

    The Mighty Tim Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It appears to be in a folder called "/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.disney.mdx.wdw.google/cache"
     
  4. DisneyJoe

    DisneyJoe Well-Known Member

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    Since it contains a timestamp, most likely it tells the app the last time it was synced with the Disney servers.
     
  5. The Mighty Tim

    The Mighty Tim Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    You're probably right. It's just a little disconcerting to have a hidden file called "sync_report"!
     
  6. DisneyJoe

    DisneyJoe Well-Known Member

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    Why?
     
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    lentesta Premium Member

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    How do I navigate to it in ES File Explorer? I can't seem to find it.
     
  8. The Mighty Tim

    The Mighty Tim Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I guess when I first saw it, I thought it was synching some sort of stats to WDW, but I'm probably wrong.

    I noticed it when I opened the app and scrolled down. There was a section which said 28 mins ago, and in that section it said "1 document from Disney World" and then the file.
     
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  9. Uncle Lupe

    Uncle Lupe Well-Known Member

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    If concerned delete the app. With the TOS you have to agree to run any app the amount of info passively collected is probably great.
     
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  10. worldfanatic

    worldfanatic Well-Known Member

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    The "big brother" paranoia in this Country is a bit over the top.

    For the record:

    Disney, you are welcome to collect and use ANY & EVERY BIT of information about me you'd like concerning my Disney Parks or Disney Website tendencies.
    I'm not the least bit concerned about anything bad coming from these actions.
     

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