Android: Closing the frontdoor, while leaving the back open

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https://www.cnet.com/news/more-than-100 ... rmissions/

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Permissions on Android apps are intended to be gatekeepers for how much data your device gives up. If you don't want a flashlight app to be able to read through your call logs, you should be able to deny that access. But even when you say no, many apps find a way around: Researchers discovered more than 1,000 apps that skirted restrictions, allowing them to gather precise geolocation data and phone identifiers behind your back.


Note, before you iOS users get too smug, the same problem exists there as well.
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maurvir posted:
Note, before you iOS users get too smug, the same problem feature exists there as well.

That's why they are called smart phones!
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Android: Closing the frontdoor, while leaving the back open