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[APP][4.2+][UPDATE 09/25] Parasol-privacy adviser and permission manager

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Introduction
Parasol (alpha) is a community-based privacy adviser and permission manager, which creatively designed for Android 6.0.

Parasol can help users protect their privacy by providing the following information:
  • The purpose of each permission of each app.
  • Whether the permission is abused or misused.
  • Whether users can safely turn off the permission without compromising app's major features.
  • To integrate with permission management UI under Android 6.0, so users can control permissions directly via Parasol.


How does Parasol work?
The core concept of Parasol is community.
There are a variety of anti-virus apps working for Android at present. Even Google has used bouncer to detect permission abuses. Unfortunately, they are still on the way to find the best solution.
We believe that the real knowledge and deep insight come from users. By leveraging expert users' knowledge and judgments, we can create a huge database, including permission recommendations and privacy suggestions for all Android apps. This database will benefit all the Android users.

How powerful is this database so far?
It is capable of describing accurate permissions for more than 10,000 popular apps, while providing permission and privacy recommendations for more than 680,000 popular apps.

Where is the data from?
Before we build Parasol, we already have 4+ years experiences in permission management and privacy protection.
We provide permission management solutions for several major Chinese smartphone brands such as Xiaomi, Meizu, One Plus, etc.
Based on our studies on permission management and analysis of hundreds of millions feedback from users, we built the unique database for Parasol.

Will we open the database?
Yes, we will open it in the future.

Current status
Parasol currently supports Android 5.0 and above. The permission configuration feature supports Android MNC preview and above.

Future plan
The parasol is still in an early alpha stage. We will make our release plan based on users’ suggestions.
  • To provide a Pro version for geeks and tech gurus with advanced permission and privacy analysis features, aims to help them contribute to Parasol community.

Installation Instructions
  • Android 4.2 or higher is required
  • For Android 4.2: display well, can view permission, but no permission setting
  • For Android 4.3 till 5.1: can configure permissions after ROOT
  • For Samsung Note 3 in Android 5.0: all features run well (can configure permissions without ROOT)
  • For Android M: all features run well (view and setting)

Change-log
alpha 1.0.213 09/25/2015
  • Fix bug: can't configure permissions on some phone models
  • Delete the requirement of SMS and PHONE permissions
  • Search feature on "All Apps" page runs well
  • Fix some small bugs
alpha 1.0.191 09/22/2015
  • For Android 4.3 till 5.1: can configure permissions after ROOT
  • For Samsung Note 3 in Android 5.0: all features run well (can configure permissions without ROOT)
alpha 1.0 08/31/2015
  • Released; For Android 5.0 and higher OS

Download latest version
Parasol v1.0.213.apk

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XDA:DevDB Information
Parasol, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Parasol.cool

Version Information
Status: Alpha
Current Beta Version: 1.0.213
Beta Release Date: 2015-09-25

Created 2015-08-31
Last Updated 2015-09-25
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31st August 2015, 02:21 PM |#2  
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Any feedback?
Please let me know if you have any problem or comment. Thx~
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Looks interesting
Could this app have some kind of problem with CM PrivacyGuard?
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Looks interesting
Could this app have some kind of problem with CM PrivacyGuard?

Did u run this app on your phone? Do u like it? say something about it plz

What do you mean "some kind of problem"? I think Parasol is fine with CM Security because it's safe and useful~What do you think?
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Did u run this app on your phone? Do u like it? say something about it plz

What do you mean "some kind of problem"? I think Parasol is fine with CM Security because it's safe and useful~What do you think?

Not CM Security, Cyanogen Mod Privacy Guard, that essentially does the same as your app so I was wondering If might could cause a conflict between them
And I did not have the time for try it yet but as soon as I try I'll some feedback
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come on, do not be stingy with your comments on Parasol
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Not CM Security, Cyanogen Mod Privacy Guard, that essentially does the same as your app so I was wondering If might could cause a conflict between them
And I did not have the time for try it yet but as soon as I try I'll some feedback

Thanks so much for your tip. I will test it on the CyanogenMod ROM and give you a feedback later.
Also looking forward to your feedback of Parasol.
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Not CM Security, Cyanogen Mod Privacy Guard, that essentially does the same as your app so I was wondering If might could cause a conflict between them
And I did not have the time for try it yet but as soon as I try I'll some feedback

Hi Asiier,

I have tested Parasol on CM ROM and confirmed that there is no conflict between Parasol and CM Privacy.
Also I would like to talk about how Parasol is differ from CM Privacy:
a. Parasol provides visible tags for each permission, which means it tells users more clearly the purpose of each app getting the specific permission.
b. Furthermore, Parasol has a huge and unique database to support Parasol on permission recommendation -- allow or deny the permission request. It's more intelligent, right?
c. Shortcoming: now Parasol can only provide modify permission setting under Android M. So if it is running on 5.x CM Privacy, users will have a good experience of reading all the permission tags without modifying setting.
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Great ...gonna try it soon...
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Great ...gonna try it soon...

feedback plzzzzz
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