How does Firefox for Android use the permissions it requests?
- Revision id: 17708
- Creator: mluna
- Comment: first draft of article about firefox mobile permissions
- Reviewed: No
- Ready for localization: No
This article describes how Firefox uses the permissions it requests while respecting your privacy. Mozilla is committed to your privacy.
Firefox for Mobile currently uses these scary-sounding permissions:
- Fine (GPS) location -- Firefox 4 and later. GPS location is used only when you choose to share your location with a web site.
- Read phone status and identity -- Firefox 8 and later (bug 667980). Phone state and identity is used only to change settings based on your network speed.
- Read contact data -- Not yet landed, possibly Firefox 8 and later (bug 583242). Contact data is used only to provide suggestions when filling out forms and is required by the Adobe Flash plugin.
- Storage - Modify/delete SD card contents
- Network communication - Full Internet access
- System Tools - Install shortcuts to web apps, both as current and as planned for the future