Does F-Droid prompt the user if there is a permission change while updating apps? I know Google Play used to do this, not sure if it still does. If so, what does the prompt look like, and can you provide a screen shot? If the app goes from version ‘x’ to version ‘y’, version ‘x’ did not require internet permission, and version ‘y’ does require internet permission… will I ever know?
I am aware that the end user would probably know anyway, as the new permission would be requested when called. That wouldn’t be true for some type of accesses though (eg other permissions > internet permission) and also wouldn’t be true on older versions of Android that don’t have granular permission settings.