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Google changes system of approving app privileges

June 16, 2014

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The new version of Google Play Store displays permissions for installed apps in groups, not individually. Google has divided the permissions into thirteen groups and user now has to approve the group as a whole if he/she wants to install the app. Moreover the app may get additional permissions in an update if they are in the same group as somme that were previously granted. In connection to the occasional occurrence of malware in the Google Play Store it means weakening of user control over apps behavior and permissions.

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