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Why does Firefox need permission to 'discover known accounts' on a phone?

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This permission is not covered on the Firefox Android privacy policy. Thanks.

This permission is not covered on the Firefox Android privacy policy. Thanks.

Chosen solution

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-firefox-android-use-permissions-it-requests

If you set up Firefox Sync, then Firefox uses these permissions to add your sync account to the Android sync settings.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.4; en-gb; GT-N7000 Build/IMM76D) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/534.30

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AaronMT 44 solutions 299 answers

Chosen Solution

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-firefox-android-use-permissions-it-requests

If you set up Firefox Sync, then Firefox uses these permissions to add your sync account to the Android sync settings.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-firefox-android-use-permissions-it-requests If you set up Firefox Sync, then Firefox uses these permissions to add your sync account to the Android sync settings.

Modified by AaronMT