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Old 12-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face Puzzle no. 3

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Permissions:
Install a new programme (app) and it will ask for permissions to be changed.
Most seem to want total access to everything. I don't even know what most of the things are. Still less do I know what having the access gives to them ( i.e why they want it).
And above all I don't know if the apps need that access becasue a.) It's part of the core functionality, b.) They want that access for their own purposes but won't let the app run if they haven't got it, c.) are just asking for all those permissions becasue they know that most users will just give it to them, or d.) they can't be bothered to narrow down which permissions they actually need.

So, what are these various pemissions, what do they do and why do the software producers ask for the access?
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