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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Giant Foods Mobile App Invades Privacy


Giant Foods mobile application permissions are listed below.   This is the information you give up for the "privilege" of printing out coupons and spending money in their store.  This is hardly the only application that is invading your privacy.  No wonder identity theft is rampant.  

Are they nuts or are we nuts?   

Why would you give this kind of information to anyone?

Is your privacy so unimportant that you 
will give it up for a lousy coupon?
 

This app has access to:
Device & app history
  • retrieve running apps
Identity
  • find accounts on the device
Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
Location
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)
SMS
  • send SMS messages
Phone
  • read phone status and identity
Photos/Media/Files
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Camera
  • take pictures and videos
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
Other
  • close other apps
  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • send sticky broadcast
  • change network connectivity
  • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • full network access
  • run at startup
  • control vibration
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • Google Play license check

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