there’s such a cute technology for android, called privacy guard. it’s developed by cyanogenmod team, and is able to limit application behavior at runtime.
there are similar technologies for gnu/linux, for example this is how to run skype with apparmor.
what’s interesting, is how different apps behave. viber periodically asks to access the camera. skype doesn’t, it’s proprietary, but it tries to behave decently.
what is also interesting, is that we have a proof that viber reads call log, while at the viber site it is stated that viber requests that permission but does not use.
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