This post basically breaks down what the real app permissions are when installed on your phone, and how they work(based on Android/Play store info).
The other post from reddit was a huge overreaction based on ignorance and misunderstanding just like the post about it here on GD.
- AXS is not tracking your every movement and stealing all your personal info.
- You can say no to GPS tracking
- The original list of permissions posted was not from the Play store
- It can be used only for verification of your ticket and nothing else.
Yes smart phones and apps can be intrusive, but they don’t just hijack all your information without you agreeing to it, and in this case it doesn’t even ask for permission for half the things the fearmongers said it did.
Social media and associated apps are already taking far more from us in terms of privacy, AXS is just your standard, run of the mill app.
*edit - I hope the fearmongering didn’t deter anyone who actually wanted to attend Blizzcon, timing was bad considering first ticket batch was just sold.