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Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

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App Description

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

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.

Just by driving with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Plus, you can add friends, send locations or keep others posted on your arrival time.

- Live routing based on community driven, real-time traffic & road info
- Community reported alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures, and more
- Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation
- Live maps, consistently edited and updated by Waze community map editors
- Automatic rerouting as conditions change on the road
- Send your ETA & real-time drive to update those you’re meeting
- Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes
- Find the cheapest gas station on your route
- Add information on local places and businesses
- Add Facebook friends and sync Contacts
- See friends’ ETA when driving to the same destination
- One tap navigation to Facebook & Calendar events
- Earn points as you contribute road info and climb the ranks in your community

Waze is all about contributing to and benefiting from the common good, so hop on board and get involved!

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Waze will automatically shut down if you run it in the background and haven't driven for a while.

Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used. With Waze, you have full control over your privacy settings. http://www.waze.com/legal/privacy/
Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone 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 social networking services
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Internal
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
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices 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
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location 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
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Modify your contacts Can edit contacts on device Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages Not analyzed yet
Read your text messages (sms or mms) Can read SMS messages 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
Read calendar events plus confidential information Allows an application to read the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Access bluetooth settings Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices. Not analyzed yet
Create accounts and set passwords Can use user's account authentication information (like password) or create new accounts Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
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Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

4.22.1.0

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

03/24/2017

Why does this app have this grade?

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