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    App Permissions

    I've searched a bit and haven't seen much discussion on the permissions that apps require for installation and use.

    For instance, if an app lists Your location (fine GPS location) and Network communication (full Internet access), does that mean it can send my location out at any time?

    For the Your messages section below, does that mean the app can read all of my texts? Not sure I understand the need for that.

    NFL Mobile has around 90% of those listed below...I don't think Roger Goddell needs access to my texts!

    Your location
    coarse location, fine (GPS) location

    Your messages
    read SMS or MMS, receive MMS, receive SMS, receive WAP

    Network communication
    full Internet access

    Storage
    modify/delete SD card contents

    Phone calls
    read phone state and identity

    Services that cost you money
    send SMS messages

    System tools
    change network connectivity, change Wi-Fi state, modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping

    Hardware controls
    take pictures

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    Under Show/Hide dropdown

    Your location
    access extra location provider commands

    Network communication
    view network state, view Wi-Fi state

    Hardware controls
    control vibrator

    System tools
    disable keylock, install shortcuts

    Your accounts
    view configured accounts
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    NFL Mobile can send you reminder texts...
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    NFL Mobile can send you reminder texts...
    Yep, it can, and I don't have an issue with that.

    What I'd like to know is that when you install the NFL Mobile app, why it needs access to your location, read SMS/MMS, modify SD card contents, read phone state/identity, SEND SMS messages, etc.

    Just seems a bit squirrely to me is all, which is why I haven't installed it.

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