Reply to post: Re: Almost every app I consider for installation

Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

oiseau Silver badge

Re: Almost every app I consider for installation

I once had one of these smartphone things and was appalled to see what practically anything I downloaded to install pretended to access on it. Phone records, camera, log files, etc.

So I got rid of it.

As I see it, the truth of the matter is that a *very* small fraction of users even *know* about permissions and fewer *have the knowledge* to act upon them.

Even fewer decide against installing based on the permissions these freeware malware impose.

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