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Submission + - Android Apps and Privacy / Security

pcause writes: I recently got a droid and as I started downloading applications I noticed that many needed permissions to access to read "phone state and identity". For example, MixZing a popular media player needs to read this data. I can understand needing phone state to stop music when a call comes in, but why does this provide access to "identity". Is the security model of Android good enough to protect user's privacy and give them full control of who can access what or at least to give users enough information to know what an application is really doing?

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