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.