Re: The real problem is why it's only 36%
Ditto. I went to install my bank's app at one stage and reviewed the permissions list. There really was no point in listing it, it should have just said "Everything.". I queried them on it and received the following response.
Thank you for your message regarding the *deleted* Android mobile app.
I have provided details regarding the permissions that the app requires for your reference below.
• Coarse and fine (GPS) location data
This is used for the map functionality and the find nearest ATM function.
• Identify phone call status
This is used as the app has the function that allows customer to directly phone the Bank from the app.
• Read contact data of all my personal contacts
This permission in required to allow customer to select a mobile number and email address for people in their contact list to make a Pay to Mobile/Email function available in the mobile app.
If there's one company I should trust in any way you'd think it would be my day-to-day bank but no. I've literally never been in a situation where I've been away from home and thought "Hey I really should schedule this payment *right now*, it can't possibly wait until I get home.".
My next phone will be selected on the ability to control app permissions granularly. Maybe then will I reconsider installing more apps. If they fail from not having GPS or camera access then I don't need them and they'll get uninstalled.