During the day I notice that many of my installed apps run themselves automatically. For example, FB all of a sudden asks my GPS data or reads my contact list, without me launching the FB app. FB does not have a persistent notification icon, so I do not expect it to be a background process. Yet using Intents, apps do what it wants when it wants.
I want to be able to know -- then stop or control -- what apps launch by themselves in my device. I hope that's a fair thing to ask.