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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Android Question

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    Please explain why do most of the Android apps ask for so much permission such as contacts, phone identity, information on who you call or text and other information. I am so afraid of allowing my personal information to be out their where it can fall into the hands of the wrong individuals.
     

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    The explanation is there are a lot of crooks out there.

    Basically, if an app ask for a permission you can't think of any reason it would need, find an alternative app. Note that you do have to think about things quite carefully as sometimes requests for privileges can be genuine, e.g. internet access: pretty much everything needs that for the ads.
     

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