What's with some of these Android apps on Playstore?

Discussion in 'Mobile and Portable' started by ausernamenoonehas, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. ausernamenoonehas

    ausernamenoonehas MDL Member

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    I have the Samsung Note 4 and I recently tried a new CM12.1 ROM (which I love) and figured because the new ROM I needed to do a new theme.

    Found an awesome CM12 theme, found some really nice icons to match and lastly I needed a new clock widget.

    Searching Playstore I found the perfect matching clock and went to download it and and ....

    The first thing its says is its FREE!

    Click the link and then its says In-app purchases.

    Click Install and check this out ...

    Needs access to:

    In-app purchases.

    Device & App History.
    (Allows the app to view one or more of: Information about activity on the device, which apps are running, browsing history and bookmarks)

    Identity.
    (Uses one or more of: Accounts on the device, profile data)

    Photos/Media/Files.
    (Uses one or more of: Files on the device, such as images, videos or audio, on the devices internal or external storage)

    Device ID & Call Information.
    (Allows the app to determine the phone number and the device IDs, whether a call is active and the remote number connected by a call)

    For a freakin clock? :eek:

    Needless to say I didn't install it, and would never install such an intrusive application. I have to ask, what is the point of needing all this information? Is this a case of companies creating "free" apps in order to make the real money from selling your personal information?

    I'm not new to Android, I know there are ways and means to still install the app and put a stop to all its spying ways, but the question still remains, what the ....??? For a clock :mad:
     
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  2. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    1st root your device then install XPrivacy , it will allow you to install xposed framework then you can restrict those permission in your android device.
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  3. morben

    morben MDL Novice

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    you mean: 1st root your device then install [flash .zip from recovery + install .apk from android] xposed framework, [install XPrivacy, activate it in xposed modules and reboot] it will allow you to install [use, XPrivacy has no effect without xposed installed. There are many xposed modules that you can install & XPivacy is one of them] XPrivacy then you can restrict those permission in your android device.