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Sane permissions for Christmas apps

I only have a couple of Christmas apps. In fact, I don't have a lot of apps in general. There are FAR too many insane permissions required on a good many of them. I shouldn't have to put those in my address book in jeopardy, allow my phone state to be read when the app is off, turn over control of my phone camera even when not using a particular app, etc. , etc.,...

For you Android platform phone users, are there any Christmas apps you like (free or pay) which don't have ridiculous permissions?
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can you not say no to those requests? Or is it a requirement to use the app?
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When you download the app, it shows what permissions are necessary to instal and run it. I'm not sure what iPhone users see, but droid users show them to you and ask whether you still want to install. Another thing that sometimes happens is that an app may have sane permissions to start, but an update down the road gives them access to the personal areas of your phone. That's where "uninstall" comes in handy.
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