Victor Barreiro Jr., writing for Rappler;
Privacy-minded Android users may want to steer clear of the recently released Know Your Rights app of the Philippine National Police.
Here’s the post from Art Samaniego Jr.;
I installed the app when I saw the @TVPatrol report last night and was surprised to see this. Why does it need to access my phone logs, SMS and pictures? App Permissions that it does need. Hmm pic.twitter.com/g1HKnls3wy
— Art Samaniego Jr. (@artsamaniego) December 5, 2017
Then this Facebook post, focus on the code inside the red line.
Bottom line, why would an informational application need access to your phone and second that “backdoor” string is something that people who wants to install and use the app needs to be aware of.