In the App Permission Monitor on OREO, Whatsapp, Viber and Facebook messenger are missing from the list. That means I can't monitor their permissions.
*tinfoil hat time* This means that Whatsapp etc. have hacked their way out of the permission monitor, or they have paid Samsung a nice bit of money so they could stay out of the permission monitor. Because I know they are up to some shady stuff when you're not looking.
In fact there are a few other apps not showing up on the list, but I am most worried about the above three.
Any idea why these three apps can't be detected by the permission monitor?
Anyway I've sent this information to a few well known Android news sites. Hopefully they'll investigate and write up an article about it.
Seems like it could be a juicy scandal.