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    Default What does "Your Accounts" permission let apps do?

    The Kindle app's latest update requests a new permission:

    Code:
    Your Accounts
    Add or remove accounts, create accounts and set passwords, use accounts on the device
    When I click for more info, it says:
    Code:
    Add or remove accounts
    Allows the app to perform operations like adding and removing accounts, and deleting their password
    
    Create accounts and set passwords
    Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.
    
    Use accounts on the device
    Allows the app to request authentication tokens.
    So I have a few questions:

    1. What does it mean they can create accounts? Does that mean only with me entering the info? (Similar to when youtube asks me which account to use and I say "existing" and enter the info?)

    2. Why would Amazon even need this?

    3. Are there any risks?
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    Default Re: What does "Your Accounts" permission let apps do?

    I'd like to know too. Why does Kindle need to be an account authenticator?

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