95% of WP7 apps can access the internet, 1/3 can make calls and 1/6 can track you


Justin Angel, who has been analysing the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace after downloading all 108 GB of it, has published some results about the security privileges the apps request for themselves.

It seems more than 95% of apps request access to the internet, a number which seems larger than necessary given the vast number of simple ebooks in Marketplace.

Other interesting findings is that 1/3 of apps can make phone calls, again a number which seems unusually high given this is a relatively rare feature provided by a apps.

The stats also revealed that 15% of apps have access to your location and 30% want get your user ID.

Have any of our readers refused to install apps because they ask for too many privileges? Let us know below.

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