Android 'App Ops' to give users controls over app permissions

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According to a post from Android Police, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) appears to be preparing a new function in Android 4.3 dubbed "App Ops" that will give users more control over what functions and information their Android apps can access.

As the Verge notes, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS platform has long offered these kinds of controls through the Settings app, but now it appears Google is updating Android to offer similar, and more fine-tuned, control. For example, the service will allow users to see whether an app can access their location information, their Wi-Fi connection, their contact data, their calendar information and other such functions. Users can then click into the settings for each app and turn each permission setting on or off. Article

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