I recently got an notification for the latest Google Maps update
9.1.1. With this update, the app asks for 2 new access rights:
Device ID and call information.
After checking the changelog, I cannot connect the need for those 2 permissions with the new features introduced.
- Dynamic Routing Around Closures
- Quick Facts cards on Points of Interest with time and weather
- Bug fixes
After reading what an app can do with this permissions (read my call log, start phone calls, read the remote number of an active call), it doesn't feel right to simply give permission to use it without knowing what the actual benefit is.
I checked the Google Maps webpage and did a search on Google, but couldn't find any explanation for this new access permissions.
Can anyone tell me what this permissions are used for, or point me to a source where I can verify the use of these rights?