Can you make “Fennec F-Droid” more privacy-friendly by removing location permissions and some other?
The only thing location permission can be needed for is showing local content for the country I’m located in but that becomes a trouble if I travel and don’t want content of the country i visit. So its better that I set what countrys content I want to see in settings instead. A person might want to see local content of england while he/she is in Korea for example.
The permissions I wish deleted is following:
access precise location (GPS and network-based)
access approximate location (network-based)
modify system settings (I don’t get why the app needs this)
toggle sync on and off (I can do that myself the app doesn’t need to be able to do that)
I also wonder if following permission is really needed:
- download files without notification
If not I would like you to delete it to, because it makes our Androids very vulnerable if a app can “download files without notification”. I think a hacker or Virus could take advantage of it for example.
I have mailed Mozilla to ask if they can delete the permissions, but got the answer that “Fennec” is made by the F-Droid crew and that only they are responsible for it’s permissions.
That’s why I write here now.
Please consider these changes and answer if you do some or all of them.