CYBER SECURITY AND FLASHLIGHT APPS in CURRENT EVENTS Posted 31 Oct 2014 · Report post Some sound advice was given at the end as far as app size and potential for malware. On Android prior to installing an app a window will appear telling you what components of the phone, software and hardware, the app requires access to. A flashlight app should request access to the camera as it is using the camera flash LED as a flashlight. Anything else it requires is not necessarily a sign of malware but it should make you think twice before continuing.There are apps that require access to lots of things because of how tightly they integrate various functionality. Social networking apps would be an example of this and they represent a very gray area in terms of how privacy is protected.It seems to me that the government is so busy violating rights that its handling of legitimate functions have fallen behind, especially in regards to technology and intellectual property. NSA budget: at least 10 billion Patent office budget: 2-3 billion.