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Android apps collect a disturbing amount of data on their users

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Many apps need your permission to access various parts of your smartphone before they can work, and many of us simply grant them this permission without looking into exactly what it is that these apps want to access. In what it describes as “barometer of what app makers think they can get away with,” Vocativ has put together a list of permissions from some of the most popular Android apps in order to give you a general idea of what allowing these apps to access the rest of your smartphone actually does, and the results are somewhat disturbing.

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