According to an answer to this question : Bypass app permissions, I changed by curiosity the application permission of Facebook and Messenger for the camera to always ask. I'm using CyanogenMod 12.0. Facebook was still able to open the camera without asking me. I then changed it's permission to Ignore, but still the camera opened.

Does anyone know why this is working and if there is anything a user can do against it?

  • Was the Facebook app restarted between attempts? Or maybe the phone? Aug 24, 2015 at 13:57
  • @WhiteWinterWolf Yes. I tried to restart the app as well as the phone.
    – Thanathan
    Aug 24, 2015 at 14:01
  • I sadly cannot find the english label for this, but have you a check-box like "Enable Privacy Guard", "Enable Management" or "Enable data protection" on the app details page (right below "Display the notifications")? Is it checked? Aug 24, 2015 at 14:22
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    There are some pretty security concious people who work on CyanogenMod. I suspect we'd get a better answer by looking on the CM forums or mail list. Aug 24, 2015 at 14:33
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    Beats me, on my side I get nice popups requiring confirmation. You should definitively ask this question on Android Enthusiasts since I think this is merely a CynogenMod issue than a general IT Security one. Be sure to add the version of CyanogeMod you are currently using, and check if you have any other security-related app which may interfere with the common expected behaviour. Aug 24, 2015 at 14:38


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