So, I got my first Android phone (EVO Shift) and have downloaded a few apps, assuming that downloading from the "marketandroid.com" site, it was safe. Well, I *just* took a look at the "permissions tab" on that site, for an app I downloaded and what I saw, concerned me. Is this just the "market" site covering their behinds, or should one be concerned about downloading apps from the "market"? BTW, these permissions are not unique ti this app, there many on the site with a lot *more* permissions. Or, am I just being paranoid? PERMISSIONS This application has access to the following: Network communication Full Internet Access Allows an application to create network sockets. Phone calls Read Phone State And Identity Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like. Storage Modify/Delete USB Storage Contents Modify/Delete SD Card Contents Allows an application to write to the USB storage. Allows an application to write to the SD card. System tools Prevent Device From Sleeping Allows an application to prevent the device from going to sleep. Change Wi-Fi State Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks. Hardware controls Control Vibrator Allows the application to control the vibrator. Network communication View Network State Allows an application to view the state of all networks. View Wi-Fi State Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi. System tools Send Sticky Broadcast Allows an application to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Malicious applications can make the device slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.