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Bit9 has released a report that outlines a host of fairly serious concerns around Android devices and app permissions. To be upfront: Android isn’t special in this regard, as if you have a Blackberry, iPhone, or Windows Phone Device you’ll also find a pile of apps that have very, very strange permission requests (e.g. can a wallpaper application access your GPS and contact book?). The video (above) is a quick overview of some findings; the executive summary can be found here and the full report here (.pdf).