1. teckris's Avatar
    hello everyone... i recently noticed even Battery apps requests Photos and Video Library Permission. what does it mean?
    does the app has the access to our Photos and upload to somewhere the developer wants??
    03-27-2014 11:43 AM
  2. foxbat121's Avatar
    Technically, yes.
    If this is an ad supported free app, these permissions are required in order for the ad control to function.

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    03-27-2014 12:02 PM
  3. teckris's Avatar
    Technically, yes.
    If this is an ad supported free app, these permissions are required in order for the ad control to function.

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    Will we know which pics it is accessing?? anything reported to user?
    03-27-2014 02:17 PM
  4. Jas00555's Avatar
    Its not that they WILL be accessing your pictures, but if there's a slight chance that an app might, potentially, access it, they have to put that there.
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    03-27-2014 02:20 PM
  5. foxbat121's Avatar
    Will we know which pics it is accessing?? anything reported to user?
    No since you already gave permission beforehand.
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    03-27-2014 06:15 PM
  6. jsooney's Avatar
    I wonder about stuff like that too. I don't get why a lot of apps want access to the camera, microphone, phone dialer, maps, music library etc. I generally won't install apps that want all that but it does limit your choices.
    03-27-2014 07:07 PM
  7. jay64's Avatar
    bs - not needed for a damn battery app - msft demands developer require location services in this case and in other cases "free" means data mining your phone via permissions that should not be required. They even do it on paid apps - ridiculous. then they tell you that you control permissions - yah , right but if you exercise that control you can't even download the app. some choice. I know younger folks often think privacy is a privilege but it is actually a right.
    06-16-2014 12:59 PM

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