hmm, apps have to request internet permission in android.

is this surfaced in the gui? can you deny an app permission to speak on the network on first launch?

why has desktop linux not adopted the android permissions model?

@sneak Because the Linux ecosystem is fragmented and doesn't have a consistent way to express such a permissions model.

@josias i didn't say "every linux desktop environment in existence". fragmentation does not prevent anyone from implementing this.

@sneak I suppose GNOME could implement this (they have a basic permissions system already). It could be implemented in GTK and work together with it.

@sneak maaaaaaaaaaaaan

I remember when that was needed because data plans were charged by the MB

@sneak Come to think of it, even Windows 10 does this.
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