Preparing for a trip, I thought I'd download some news-podcast-related "apps" on my new tablet. I started with NPR's.
When I hit the Install button, a little window popped up explaining the facilities the app would need to access. Most of them were common sense, but . . . my phone calls?
Now, ignoring the fact that this isn't a phone tablet, why would a news streaming app need to know about who was calling me and vice-versa?
I checked a bunch of other news apps. Fox News, NBC, the local NPR station's app. All required "Phone Calls" access.
For cripes sake, WHY?