Hidden Android feature allows users to fine tune app permissions

Android FeatureWith Android 4.3 starting to roll out to a number of devices, one of the things that Google has not mentioned is that the update has a new, hidden feature that can restrict the permissions of apps on a case-by-case basis. Called App ops, the hidden feature is built into the mobile operating system, but hasn’t yet been linked to any of Android’s settings menus. It allows users to selectively remove permissions to phone features, such as access to location, contacts, or the device’s camera. It also gives users a rough indication of whether these permissions have ever been used in the app.

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