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BMW CCA App, really?

Discussion in 'Member Feedback' started by mikepod, Feb 21, 2017.

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    mikepod

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    Not a good first post for me. I was all excited about BMW CCA App until I read what permissions it wants.

    Seriously???? I think it wants my first born male child also. Why would they need all that?????


    Device & app history
    • retrieve running apps


    Identity
    • find accounts on the device


    Contacts
    • find accounts on the device


    Location
    • approximate location (network-based)
    • precise location (GPS and network-based)


    Phone
    • directly call phone numbers
    • read phone status and identity


    Photos/Media/Files
    • read the contents of your USB storage
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage


    Storage
    • read the contents of your USB storage
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage


    Camera
    • take pictures and videos


    Microphone
    • record audio


    Wi-Fi connection information
    • view Wi-Fi connections


    Device ID & call information
    • read phone status and identity



    Other
    • receive data from Internet
    • view network connections
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
    • access Bluetooth settings
    • send sticky broadcast
    • control flashlight
    • full network access
    • run at startup
    • control vibration
    • prevent device from sleeping
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    elliottsb BMW CCA Director of IT

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    Hi mikepod,

    BMW CCA uses a third-party platform for the app. While our app doesn't need most of those permissions, other apps on this platform do, so we don't have any control over the permissions. We do have plans for a customized app in the future that will not request unnecessary permissions.

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