Re: Crap like this...
The App was discontinued by its original authors when they sold it. The new authors never successfully brought the "New Super Revised Improved Version" to market.
The installed version (on my and the other's devices) was installed from an APK and the permissions were subsequently stripped.
To use your words from another post in this thread ...
Also means that nobody thought to put in a billion lines of every-movement code by then so we're good :)