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This is sort of a name and shame thread where you can post screenshots of apps/websites that require excessive permissions.

Starting with.... Was going to comment on a geekzone blog (DISQUS), logging in via Twitter... Looked at permissions DISQUS wants (update my profile?, post tweets?) NO THANKS!


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  #976780 29-Jan-2014 15:55
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Yeah - not as bad as some apps

e.g. Flashlight App on Android - read contacts, make calls, access data, read sms etc. etc. etc.

Hmm, no thanks.

I hope people actually read those screens and don't just click accept like on eulas.

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  #976787 29-Jan-2014 15:56
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Yes, I always wonder why those. You can see a worse trend in mobile apps, with apps asking for access to your address book when all you want to do is resize a photo...




 
 
 
 


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  #976789 29-Jan-2014 15:58
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Regarding Disqus. It asks for permissions so that you can find people to follow and if you click the share button it can post on your behalf. I agree the "update profile" is a bit too much though.




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