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A Handy Guide To App Permissions

If you have tablet or smartphone, you have likely bumped into the notion of app "permissions"; as the name suggests, the permissions outline what sort of access the app may require in order to work as expected on the particular device. Sometimes these can seem awfully nosy or intrusive - like access to your contacts. Why would it need that - is this a privacy or security concern? A recent article from Lifehacker lays out the various permissions and explains in a straightforward manner what they are and if they should be of concern. Now you can at least have the information to make an educated choice as to which apps you might steer clear of if the requested permissions seem to outweigh the usefulness of the app.


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