How many times have we wondered what in the world an app that we want is going to do with all the permissions it's asking for? A file manager wants to know my location, view my contacts, access the Internet and turn my camera on without my knowledge? Really? What, it wants to show my grandma what I do in the evening? : ) Then, if you're like me, you begin the debate between the advantages of the app and the risks to your privacy and to the security of your device. Well, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pknSczYxK4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Without rooting, Android 4.3 gives us access to “ap ops“ for viewing a list of all the apps we've given permissions to. It shows if they've ever taken advantage of having each permission and, if so, when the last time was that they used it. In addition -- and here's the part I really like -- for each app you can toggle off and back on each permission one by one. To do that, you'll need this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appaholics.applauncher I've gone through the drill, turning off lots of permissions. I can't confirm that doing so actually turns off those functions in each case, but it looks like nobody's been taking video of me watching cartoons!