Please be patient with me as I am a complete noob understanding this. Anyway as I contemplate getting Note7 when it comes out, I have been examining the Google Play store to check out the apps that I saw recommended various places like Android Central. I also wanted to see what my options for FB are like on Android. Well so far even the most basic apps that I would think would be unobtrusive and not want or need to go poking around in my phone are described as wanting such alarming permissions as: Free This app has access to: Identity find accounts on the device Contacts find accounts on the device Photos/Media/Files modify or delete the contents of your USB storage read the contents of your USB storage The above was for a very simple program to learn Japanese. The ones for Facebook...OMG! Am I misinterpreting the advisory on Google Play and freaking out (mildly) over nothing? Why would a language app that does not utilize my contacts as part of the utility of the program want to find accounts on the device? That was at least the most modest permissions list I saw. Many other apps would apparently have access to my browser history and messages and call logs. Wth? And I did read you can now turn off these permissions in Marsmallow, but doesn't the program grab all that data and relay it somewhere before you get a chance to shut down the permissions? Or does it work like iOS which pops up polite requests that you can deny as the program seeks to activate each permission? Thanks for any help in clarifying this for me and I apologize for my vast ignorance.