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Assistant

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App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

Your Assistant uses natural language technology to answer questions, find information, launch apps, and connect you with various web services.

Besides doing whatever you like, it can look whatever you like. Use avatar builder to choose any appearance for your Assistant.

The Assistant has been named:

★ New York Times: Top 10 Android App of the Year
★ Forbes: Top 10 Mobile App for Productivity
★ Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner
★ PC World: Best free Android apps

What else can your Assistant do?

It Remembers – As the Assistant learns about your favorite places, services, and preferences, it takes into account your current environment and schedule in order to provide the best suggestions and Assistant functions customized to you.

It Understands – There's no need to memorize any commands or learn any special tricks to make the Assistant work for you - just speak naturally, the Assistant will understand you.

It Cares – Your Assistant offers proactive assistance when it thinks you might need it - your best interests are always in mind.

It Speaks Your Language – The multilingual Assistant is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Cantonese, and it's currently learning many other languages.

It's Always at Your Service – Your Assistant is cross-platform: use the same Assistant on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

It Learns – Want your Assistant to respond or react in a specific way? Teach it to further improve its efficiency!

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Record audio Can record audio through microphone on device Internal
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 mobile analytics
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for social networking services
Disable your screen lock Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
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
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices Internal
Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices It appears this app uses this data for app usage analytics
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
Connect and disconnect from wi-fi Can connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points Not analyzed yet
Retrieve running apps Can retrieve information on currently and recently running apps on the device Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers 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
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Access bluetooth settings Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices. Not analyzed yet
Read your own contact card Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others. Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Mixpanel
Facebook

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

3.0.17

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

03/21/2015

Why does this app have this grade?

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See the sensitive permissions table below the app description to see the permissions that made users of the app uncomfortable.

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