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  1. Jul 2020
  2. Jun 2020
    1. “The alarming truth,” warned the researcher, “is that the average number of permissions requested by a flashlight app is 25.”
    2. “Asking for too many permissions is dangerous,” ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko explains. “These permissions can be misused as an exploit to access more device components, such as call logs, phone numbers, and browsing history.”
    3. At the heart of Google’s challenge has been so-called permission abuse—millions of apps requesting the rights to access device data and functions beyond those needed to deliver their own functionality.
    4. The security feature in Android 11 is a long overdue crackdown on this permission abuse.
    1. Google’s novel response has been to compare each app to its peers, identifying those that seem to be asking for more than they should, and alerting developers when that’s the case. In its update today, Google says “we aim to help developers boost the trust of their users—we surface a message to developers when we think their app is asking for a permission that is likely unnecessary.”
  3. May 2020
  4. Mar 2020
    1. We are independently developing each of our products and don’t require permission from any other organization to improve them or create new functionalities.
  5. Feb 2018
  6. Nov 2017
    1. find /volume1/Movies /volume1/Music /volume1/Photos "/volume1/Home Videos" "/volume1/Music Videos" -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

      recursively changing permissions with find, specifically for directories versus files

  7. Feb 2017
    1. Where the library is the copyright holder, the library is completely within its rights to require patrons to ask permission before making use of the documents in question that goes beyond fair use.

      This is what I'm used to from my research.

  8. Feb 2014
    1. Unlike in copyright law, where derivative works require authorization, new inventions can incorporate prior inventions wit hout permission — in these cases, the patents are independent of each other (the patent of one inventor does not give him or her any rights over the patent of the other inventor).

      Copyright law requires authorization for derivative works, but under patent law new inventions can incorporate prior inventions without permission.