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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Permission Query

When it comes to downloading apps in the app store, how come we have no real idea of what the app has permission to do?

I know you can set certain permissions in the new privacy built in to ios 6 but what else do apps have permission to see/use? Browsing history? Messages? I know in android it tells you straight up what the app wants access to?

I have been searching for a real answer to this and only came across the privacy policy tab on some apps, however some can be a bit shady?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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When it comes to downloading apps in the app store, how come we have no real idea of what the app has permission to do?

I know you can set certain permissions in the new privacy built in to ios 6 but what else do apps have permission to see/use? Browsing history? Messages? I know in android it tells you straight up what the app wants access to?

I have been searching for a real answer to this and only came across the privacy policy tab on some apps, however some can be a bit shady?
There's an app that was removed from the App store that will do this, it's since been converted to a web app and still works, can't remeber what it's called though.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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The app was 'clueful'. I am just curious about what apps can do without permission. I have both android and an iphone and I'm trying to decide which I prefer in means of being told what an app is doing or solely putting my trust in the apple App Store. Please could anyone give any advice
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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As far as I know, everything that apps can access is listed in the iOS Privacy control panel.

Any developers here that know otherwise? There could be something I've never heard of.
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