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I just noticed that that Netflix App wants the "Read Sensitive Log Data" permission to run.

  • What exactly does this permission allow? (besides the fairly generic/scary sounding description in the market)
  • Why do you think the Netflix app might need it?
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Maybe you should contact the developer and ask them. – Al E. Oct 20 '11 at 12:33
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Some apps use this to retrieve debug information and send it to the company to help improve the app (eg. Evernote [source]). Couldn't find any information on how Netflix uses the data and can't test but maybe there's a "Send debug information" button or something similar. This, of course, is pure speculation, so you'll have to think "Do I trust this company with my data?"

As to what information is made available by this, you can check this by using aLogcat or the Android SDK and logcat. There's a public Google+ post which describes an example of logcat information.

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That Google+ link is dead – User May 27 '15 at 7:35

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