Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 08:33 UTC
Google "Android 4.3 has a hidden feature! It's called 'App Ops' and it lets you selectively disable some permissions for your apps. Is some misbehaving app constantly pinging your location and draining your battery in a few hours? You can fix that now." Terrible name, fantastic feature. Also: finally.
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RE[2]: Comment by Tractor
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 26th Jul 2013 14:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Tractor"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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CyanogenMod had permission revoking in version 7, but there were a few problems with it:

1) Apps would often crash if it tried to do something that was blocked by the permission it no longer had.

2) App developers weren't happy that users were able to cut out their revenue stream by denying things like the network permission for simple apps that otherwise didn't need the internet.

CyanogenMod was actually working on a newer version that would only allow certain permissions that wouldn't be related to revenue generation to be faked. So it wouldn't block the permission, it would just return fake data.

From the looks of it Google is thinking on the same lines.

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