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Cryptocurrency-crafting creeps crept crafty code into Google App Store


Can't speak of the current state of affairs, but what I do know is that even on the old 4.1 Jelly Bean it was possible to install XPrivacy on a rooted Android, which then proceeded to do pretty much what you ask: it allows runtime permission granting (you have to "accept" permissions normally when you install the app but you get asked by XPrivacy when the app attempts to actually use them) and if you choose deny, it eg. fakes an empty contact list for the app like nobody's business (for those apps that immediately try to identify and upload who do you know). No idea what the up-to-date equivalent is though...

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