App-alling

During an exercise that seemed like a serious bit of work but felt a lot like procrastination I checked the app permissions on my phone. Like all of life’s great mysteries the more I probed the more I developed questions rather than answers:

Why are 21 out of 45 apps using my camera?

Why do messaging apps need to know my location?

Why does the dictionary app need to access the telephone?

Why does Google need to access my contacts?

In fact, why does Google need to access EVERYTHING?

If I were an app developer I’d create a dating app that could read your heart beat then swipe automatically, as sometimes the heart knows what the head doesn’t.

Although that might accidentally match you with someone who just makes you angry…!