I searched for open discussions on this topic and decided to start one on this forum instead. I wonder how many people will rect to this topic. As and old hand in the IT industry and an ardent supporter of Open Source development I am more and more disppointed to notice a disturing trend of even open source applications requiring access to functions and data on your Android phones or tablets that they really don't need. I wanted to install the Android Forum App on my tablet but decided against it after studying the rights and privileges that it requests (not requires) but requests. In that case the one that really threw me off was "Access to the camera - being able to take pictures or videos any time". Really? Why in heaven's name would the Android Forum App want to take pictures or videos while it was active on my tablet? Are the developers curious if I am picking my nose while reading or contributing to forum articles? I am going through all of my apps and I am removing those that seem to be way to nosy for what their actual function is. Why would a painting app need full access to my contact data? Should users be more aware of what apps are capable of doing on the devices? Should users boycott apps that want more access than they need? Please give me your thoughts on this. Thanks in advance.