What is the “Read Phone State and ID” permission for Android apps all about?
Question by Ken /

This applies to a lot of Android apps including the MakeUseOf app. One of the permissions it requires is “Read Phone State and ID” permission.

My question is twofold:

1. What exactly does granting this permission do?
2. Why does the MakeUseOf app require this permission?

Thanks.



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