Apps are Functionality Ultimata
WARNING: Uncharacteristically strong language. See my in-depth analysis of contemporary human-computer interfaces for more professional reading material.
Every once in a while someone notices that an app asks for lots of permissions.
Usually this isn't really a big deal, but it is kind of suspicious if your flashlight app wants to read your address book.
Of course you can go find an flashlight app that doesn't want to be able to send text messages. But there's more to it than just "choice".