[tbb-bugs] #24796 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Review all requested and required Android permissions

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#24796: Review all requested and required Android permissions
 Reporter:  sysrqb                            |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                              |         Status:
                                              |  needs_revision
 Priority:  High                              |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser          |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                            |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile, TorBrowserTeam201808  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #26531                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                    |        Sponsor:

Comment (by sysrqb):

 An aside, external storage permissions:

 modify or delete the contents of your SD card
 read the content of your SD card

 These permissions are used for updating (#26574), and for saving files:
 "Set Image As" saves the image on the external storage, "Save Image"
 (currently broken, #26317), video and audio capture. We can come back to

 Remaining permissions (in addition to above external storage permissions):

 full network access

 automatically launch at start up

 draw over other apps

 control vibrations
 prevent device from sleeping

 install shortcuts
 uninstall shortcuts

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24796#comment:14>
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