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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

It always seemed like a conspicuous absence that a user couldn't override app permissions, it should have been there since version one. The permissions that apps request on installation should be togglable instead of a readonly list. If it were then app developers would have been able to test permissions from the get go and provide better feedback to the user instead of faulting.

Tackling it on now that the platform is already popular is going to create something of a mess, unfortunately.

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