Comment 3SM Re: Does anyone really read them?


Google Play hides app permission changes in automatic updates


Does anyone really read them? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-10 23:20 (#2SK)

After the first couple of app installs, I kind of lost interest with the huge list of requested permissions that go with every app. Since you can't selectively toggle the individual items to deny the app access (only to deny the app install completely) the list is kind of useless anyway.

If you trust the app, you install it, otherwise you don't install it. It's not like you aren't going to install the "Facebook" app if you don't fully agree with one of the bullet items on the permission list.

Re: Does anyone really read them? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-11 10:45 (#3SM)

I didn't install the Facebook app on my new phone as I didn't like all of the permissions. I instead use Tinfoil For Facebook which is essentially a sand-boxed web browser for just Facebook. As an added bonus, I don't get notifications, and don't have it running in the background.

I haven't updated the LinkedIn app on my tablet for a long time after they added a permission I didn't want installed. I don't have it installed on my phone, so just don't use it. Their loss in my view *shrugs*.


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2014-08-11 12:53 Interesting +1

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