That's already been discussed on Hacker News, however the question remains:
- How can you learn the permissions required by a new app without installing it?
- How can you learn the new permissions required by an app update again without installing it?
Google has hidden app permissions both from the Google Play app and the Google Play website in the middle of May 2022 and replaced it with pretty inane "Data Safety". No one has paid attention, I've even approached at least three news outlets including Android Police, 9to5 Google, and Ars Technica - no one cared. It's a crazy serious issue and I'm appalled I'm the only person among two billion Android users who've noticed the abrupt change.
If [an] APK [file] is available on the Internet it is a solved issue, however it's often not the case, especially for paid apps.