Privacy Score is meaningless with permissions
- /e/ version: All
- Device model: all
- When it started to occur: Has always been present
- Reproducible with the last /e/ version: Yes
- Reproducible with LineageOS: Not applicable to LOS
The idea behind the Privacys Score is great, but by including the permissions it is completely useless
- The device is unusable
- The bug is the source of a data loss or a big waste of time
-  The bug concerns a third-party application
- The bug concerns security
- The bug concerns privacy
Steps to reproduce
Check privacy and permission settings in Apps Installer
What is the current behavior?
As described on the Golem.de site ....
The idea behind the Privacys Score is great, but by including the permissions it is completely useless. Because these depend on the scope of functions of an app and cannot be assessed solely on the basis of the number. For example, Signal, VLC and Wire get a privacy score of 6 (yellow), even though they have no trackers integrated, but require a lot of authorizations for their range of functions. The unofficial Facebook app Lite for Facebook & Messenger, on the other hand, receives a privacy score of 7 (green) and is thus ahead of Signal, VLC and Wire despite the integrated Google Ads library. Wrong world.' In addition to the privacy score, user ratings and a rating for energy consumption are also awarded. In contrast to the privacy score, we were unable to discover any apps with a corresponding rating.
What is the expected correct behavior?
Relevant logs (