I think the F-Droid app 1.7.1 has to many pemissions that not everyone using the app needs, so I wonder if you could create a similar F-Droid app with more privacy and less permissions?
You might call it: “F-Droid Extra Privacy” (for example).
The permissions of F-Droid I want you to delete are:
- change network connectivity.
Why? This can be done manually.
- connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi.
Why? Same answer.
- pair with Bluetooth devices.
Why? The app needs internet connection but bluetooth is unnessecary.
- access Bluetooth settings. Why?
- modify system settings.
Why? This claimed security feature should not be needed for careful users who doesn’t install apps with to many permissions.
- control Near Field Communication.
Why? Seriously NFC can easaly be used for data-theft and I don’t see any good reason why “F-Droid” should be able to activate NFC.
I hope you could fix something like this when there is time. You might use the code of “F-Droid version 1.7.1” and just delete the permissions i mentioned, if it’s possible?
I would be thankful.