Allowing permissions that dont belong, on an OS that prevents us from adjusting them?

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  1. Coupe

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    Forgive me if this is in the wrong forum section...

    But, for years on various droid/android/phone forums, (even on this one), I have been bringing up how I dont like permissions on most apps and how I wish a stock rom on an unrooted phone would allow users to decide what is allowed and what is not, kinda like my blackberry was a decade or more ago.

    But, every time I even mention this kinda thing I get the jackass fanboy that brings up tinfoil hats and/or "If you dont have anything to hide" becomes the liberal posters mantra.

    I am kinda sick of this digital data diarrhea, is anyone in the developer community working on a way to get real privacy back from third party app developers that does not require the phones owner to have a deep understanding of how the OS works at its root level?

    I honestly think Blackberry or even Ubuntu may be worth another look.

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