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In my reviews I am adding information about "permissions requested or what the app will access on your phone", According to a lot of security experts and Android Bloggers this is very important. In paying close attention to these permissions, I am beginning to understand what could be considered necessary as opposed to nefarious as some of these experts have suggested, but there still needs to be a lot more help with why a certain permission could be requested. I hope this becomes more of a discussion of interest in this section. I could sure use more help deciphering necessary like "Read SMS or MMS" for a app that deals with text messaging from possibly nefarious like "Read calendar data or Coarse (network-based) location" for a Bible app? While some of this is kind of obvious, others are hard to figure out. For example, thru a blog called BrightHub, I learned that "the majority of games need to read the phone state simply because they want to know when you are taking a call, so that the game can be paused". This is very helpful to know and the assumption can now probably be made that this is why all of the apps have that particular request. More of this type of insight is needed for the permissions request.
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