Twitter wants to read my SMS and know who and when is calling me, to whom and when I'm calling

    When I tried to update the official Twitter application for Android, I came across an unpleasant growth in his desires:

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    The desire for the ability to read and delete my SMS without my knowledge is a good reason not to put such an update on your mobile phone. But he, at least, there are some precedents (the day before yesterday on Habrahabr could read , that the right to read the SMS and intercept them pokusháyutsya Facebook, Viber, Hangouts, Telegram ... ), there is and some explanation for those lazy and not far-off: "we just want to send you an activation code by SMS and save you the need to manually copy or type it."

    But to claim the right of access to the status of the phone - it's generally exorbitant someimpudence. This is an opportunity to know when they call me (or when I call others), and who exactly is calling me (and to whom I call). And it’s much harder to justify this right, and to justify it in such a way that the average man believes.

    What does this mean? - hope that "people picks up" without explanation?

    It is a gloomy impression that the disclosures made by Snowden had partly the opposite effect: corporations decided that people completely and completely reconciled themselves to the fact that every step of every citizen could be examined under the microscope by the US state security officer - and now, not only the state, but also a different force ( for example, a corporation) people can be harassed by people, demanding full openness and nudity as a prerequisite for access to the blogosphere, chat rooms, microblogging and so on. And to monetize this openness, merging data to anyone.

    It gives a gloomy impression that the very existence of the ability for the application to request such rights as access to SMS or to the numbers of interlocutors is already a fatal flaw in the Android system: after all, if the application can ask for such rights, and the user cannot refuse this request, without refusing at the same time and from updating, then then they will certainly ask for the right, ask eagerly and persistently.

    How to deal with this is not very clear.

    On the one hand, if the site has an open API, then they will probably compose unofficial applications for accessing the site, requiring a more modest range of rights on a mobile phone.

    On the other hand, I installed the official Twitter application on Android precisely because I heard last year about the intention of Twitter to seriously limit the possibilities of unofficial applications for using its API, the frequency of access to the API (the “ hundred thousandth barrierand all that) .

    Is there a dead end?

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