I am doing some research on Android permissions and whether or not they could abuse data privacy. Does anyone have a good source on all updated Android permissions with a short explanation on what each one can do?


Ask, and it shall be delivered: https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.html

All items on this very large list are arguments to <uses-permission> in the Android Manifest. It would also be helpful to read these as well:

At application install time, permissions requested by the application are granted to it by the package installer, based on checks against the signatures of the applications declaring those permissions and/or interaction with the user. No checks with the user are done while an application is running; the app is either granted a particular permission when installed, and can use that feature as desired, or the permission is not granted and any attempt to use the feature fails without prompting the user.

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