CyanogenMod adds ability to restrict specific privileges in apps

CyanogenMod users have another reason to boast about their ROM of choice today, and it comes in the form of some added security. Starting with the newest CyanogenMod nightlies, and sure to make their way into a stable release once one is made available, users can now restrist an app from certain privileges. Don’t want that soundboard to have access to your contacts? Not a problem.

All you have to do, once you have a qualifying nightly installed, is go to CyanogenMod settings, then Permissions, and choose to Enable management. After that, you navigate to Applications in the menu, select Manage applications, and there you will find the different permissions to revoke. Anything you revoke will be “marked with a strikethrough,” and revoking applies instantly.

It should go without saying that revoking certain privileges on apps can cause things to work improperly, so make sure you know what you’re doing before you just starting X’ing everything out. If you’re looking for where to find the latest nightly for your device, head on over to the CM download page.

Via Phandroid

Tags: , ,