I am again and again noticing that a ton of apps ask for ridiculous permissions, and I'm getting frustrated by searching for apps that don't ask me for too much - and frankly, I would download 3 times as much apps if they would ask for reasonable permissions. The one that I personally don't like to share is my
phone id and
your accounts, but there are various apps asking for permissions they don't need. Some examples:
- A game that needs to load itself after boot.
- A game that needs my accounts.
- A game that needs my phone calls.
- A browser that needs my phone calls and accounts.
Why are these permissions requests there? Are most of them doing some data collecting? Are the developers too lazy to check what permissions they really need?