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Infographic shows which Android apps ask for the most permission requests

Infographic shows which Android apps ask for the most permission requests
Before you install an app on your Android phone, you need to give developers certain permissions that allow them to access certain parts of your handset. The developers claim that such access is required in order for their apps to work correctly. Vocativ has put together an infographic showing which Android apps request the most permissions, and which ones specifically want permission to access your phone microphones, contact books, text messages, and call logs.

On the top of the list, security app AntiVirus Security asked for 44 permissions, which might not be terribly out of line for a security app. In second, with 42 permissions required, is messaging app Viber. Many of the apps on the top of the list are messaging or Anti-Virus apps.

Notable names on the list include Facebook (39 permissions), WhatsApp (32), Waze (29), BBM (28) and Twitter (17). We've broken up the infographic into easy to read morsels, which you can view by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: Vocativ via Gizmodo

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