The Facebook (Android) App now requires access to
- Reorder running applications
- Retrieve the running applications.
- Directly call phone numbers
- Draw over Other apps
- Change Audio Settings
- Take Pictures & Videos (at any time without confirmation)
- Precise Location
- Approximate Location
It’s a ‘Messenger’ App so it has the expected levels of access to the SMS & MMS state.
The Facebook Home App is as-yet (officially) incompatible with all but a few just-now-shipping devices.
This application requires no special permissions to run.
- Only (officially) available for
- HTC One X
- One X+
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Galaxy Note II
- HTC First
By virtue of analyzing the excessive permissions…
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But it’s worth noting that Facebook Home achieves perfection by forcing the excessive permissions onto the host application.
- Emil Protalinski; Facebook’s Android app can now retrieve data about what apps you use; In The Next Web (TNW); 2013-04-13.
Summary: reprises the primary sources (Hacker News)
- Updated Facebook for Android requires “Retrieve Running Apps” permission; In Hacker News of Y Combinator; 2013-04-13.
- Josh Ong; Facebook Home arrives on Google Play, but only for US users on select devices; In The Next Web (TNW); 2013-04-12.
- See backfill
Concerning the permissions of Facebook Messenger