Remove "read contacts" permission

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Remove "read contacts" permission

Post by Guest on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:58 pm

I'm concerned about misuse of my contacts data. Please remove that permission from the app.
Thank you.

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Re: Remove "read contacts" permission

Post by SoundAbout on Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:33 pm

It is needed for the Caller Id setting.  In order for the caller id to be read aloud, that setting is required.  

This may be different for various phones and versions on Android, but take a look at this thread:
http://soundabout.userboard.net/t353-remove-read-contacts-permission-if-not-using-callerid-option
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Re: Remove "read contacts" permission

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:01 am

I did not know about this featrue, so it's ok then to access contacts.
Sorry for not finding the mentioned thread myself.
Please note that Google removed the possibility to revoke permissions in Android 4.4.2: http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/13/5207892/eff-criticizes-google-for-android-app-ops-removal

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Re: Remove "read contacts" permission

Post by SoundAbout on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:15 am

The thread search could work better.

SoundAbout really only accesses the name.

I didn't realize AppOps was taken away. I use SlimKat 4.4.2, so I still have the ability to modify app permissions.
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