My Verizon app is updated with new permissions, giving the carrier information about your phone
The My Verizon app for Android has been updated
The SMS permission might be a tip off that the carrier is working on a way for subscribers to send text messages to Verizon directly from the app. The list of apps could be added with the battery stats to gain information to better serve Verizon customers. Perhaps Verizon is looking for a combination of apps that has affected performance of the battery life on its subscriber's handsets. Or the carrier could be looking for a particular app that is a battery hog. Verizon hasn't yet offered an explanation for the new permissions, and the decision whether or not to accept them are ultimately yours.
source: MyVerizon via AndroidCentral
2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
All your informations are belong to us!
(if you don't get the reference please don't correct grammar)
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5281; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
While I had no choice but to have the app as part of the original installed apps on my Maxx, I have not updated the app or run it. VZW can get my $, but not my usage profile.
4. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 800; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Sounds like data mining for your big brother should they require it if you ask me.
5. trollz (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
Like how at&t sold users call information to the NSA
7. lsutigers (Posts: 670; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I hate to break it to you but it was published that all of the big 4 carriers, not just AT&T, sell data to the US gov't when requested through a FISA court order.
6. tbacba (Posts: 56; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
My guess was they wanted to see if I was using a tethering app, like FoxFi. Sorry Verizon, no update for me!