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I just installed the Sync Client on my Android device. XPrivacy is installed too. I was quite surprised that XPrivacy told me Sync wants to access my telephone ID, calls, numbers.

 

Could you please explain to me why it would need that kind of information? I blocked it, of course.

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Did you download from the official Android app store?
 
The permissions required for the Android app are as follows:
 
Identity

  •     find accounts on the device

Photos/Media/Files

  •     modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  •     test access to protected storage

Camera/Microphone

  •     take pictures and videos

Wi-Fi connection information

  •     view Wi-Fi connections

Other

  •     receive data from Internet
  •     view network connections
  •     full network access
  •     run at startup
  •     prevent device from sleeping
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Thank you.

 

Yes, I downloaded it from the app store, and I read the rights you just posted. This is why I am so surprised it wants to access my phone numbers and calls (it's not listed and I have no idea why this data should be important to btsync).

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it's not listed and I have no idea why this data should be important to btsync

 

Android apps can't use permissions that aren't explicitly granted, and can't "hide" permissions from users. i.e. if the permission isn't listed, it isn't required/used by an app.

 

Which of the above permissions do you believe give Sync access to your phone numbers or calls?

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