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Pew – Apps Permissions in Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.”

  • “The findings in this study pertain specifically to apps running on the Android operating system. Pew Research Center examined the Android platform because information about these apps is available on the web via the Google Play Store website. Apps running on Apple’s iOS platform are available only through the iTunes store and not via a standard website. Given the challenges ofcollecting data about these iPhone and iPad apps, they are not included in this analysis.”

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