Why Mobile Apps Ask for Access to a Wide Range of Permissions?

Do you remember how many times you have clicked “I Agree” on the never-ending ‘Terms and conditions’ list for various mobile Apps, software downloads, signups and registrations? Have you ever thought of the privacy sacrifice we used to do on the basis of Apps terms & conditions? Of course not. We always give permissions to such irrelevant terms & conditions and give them access to even our gallery, contact list and many more. This is right time to shed light on the said issue and highlight what actually it means by intruding our privacy for the sake of some utility Apps etc. Why Mobile Apps Ask for Access to a Wide Range of Permissions?

Developers, in the process of making apps more usable, end up asking for access to too many things the apps even don’t require.

Why Mobile Apps Ask for Access to a Wide Range of Permissions?

Let’s look at the following example:

Why Mobile Apps Ask for Access to a Wide Range of Permissions?

Of course sharing your data with such Apps has many disadvantages. Apps are probably reading our contacts and the browsing history. Additionally, we can also look at the issue from another angle. Cyber crime is not a new phenomenon and the data is a big resource from this perspective we need to either stop downloading unnecessary Apps for the sake of fun or report to the relevant Play Stores. So that our privacy should remain the primary concern of all stores while developing Apps in the future.

  • You did not explain the question in title. We already know that apps ask for permission, but why an app that has nothing to do with my messages is asking for permission?
    Why an app ask for permission to my full storage instead of a specific folder to store downloaded data?

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