Re: Almost every app I consider for installation
But Google is finally doing the right thing, the only thing I question is how it could possibly have taken them so long!
Because Android is, and always has been, a user-tracking and ad-delivery system. Which should surprise exactly no one, since Google is, and always has been, a user-tracking and ad-delivery company.
Oh, and don't discount that 'innocuous' network permission as a tracking tool. Since GPS creeps people out, many, many apps now request "View WiFi connections" instead. That returns a list (with signal strength) of all APs within range of the phone. They can cross-correlate that info to a database of AP locations, which in turn will geo-locate the device almost as precisely as GPS (at least in urban areas).