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I think that permission was because Internet access used to be quite slow and expensive.



It still can be, but the new breed of hot tech companies doesn't give a damn.

Windows at least lets me mark a Wi-Fi network as metered today, which is a kind of global suggestion that "unnecessary downloads literally cost me money" - but I don't even know how much software except the OS itself cares.




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