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5 Ways Google Could Improve Security In Android 4.4 KitKat

Oct 29, 2013, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

2. Control Over Individual App Permissions

When you download an app, Android will show you what that app is allowed to do. Smart users tend to stay away from apps that give way too many permissions for the function that app is performing. For instance, why would a gaming app need access to your text messages or your calendar, or permission to modify your contacts list?

Bitdefender thinks users should have the ability to selectively grant particular permissions to an app before they download it. As long as those choices don't completely disable an app, this freedom would let users safeguard their privacy and keep apps from accessing any more of user data than they need to function.

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