The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:SKOUT connects you with new people nearby or all over the world! Download the free SKOUT app to meet and chat with men and women based on search parameters that YOU set. Chat with new friends, give gifts, share photos and more! Skout matches you with people you want to chat with, whether they’re nearby or in a city you want to visit.
|Read your contacts||Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history||Internal|
|Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history||It appears this app uses this data to connect to users' friends through integrated social platforms|
|Precise location (gps and network-based)||Can use user's precise location||Internal|
|Can use user's precise location||It appears this app uses this data for delivering location targeted advertisement|
|Use accounts on the device||Allows the app to request authentication tokens.||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Send sms messages||Can send SMS messages||Internal|
|Take pictures and videos||Can use camera or flashlight on the phone||Internal|
|Can use camera or flashlight on the phone||Utility|
|Record audio||Can record audio through microphone on device||Internal|
|Can record audio through microphone on device||Utility|
|Find accounts on the device||Can use user's account information stored on the phone||Internal|
|Read phone status and identity||Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||Internal|
|Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||It appears this app uses this data to identify users for delivering targeted advertisement|
|Full network access||Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for social networking services|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for targeted advertising|
|Approximate location (network-based)||Can use user's approximate location||Not analyzed yet|
|Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage||Can write to your phone's USB storage||Not analyzed yet|
|Edit your text messages (sms or mms)||Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your tablet or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.||Not analyzed yet|
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