NoRoot Firewall Lets Android Users Manage Individial App Permissions

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 21, 2015
References: play.google & cnet
In order to install a firewall on an Android device, previously users were required to "root" the phone as a way to grant themselves "root permissions"—No Root is an Android app that doesn't require this step.

Android Firewall apps like these were developed as a way to put power back in the hands of a phone user, since popular apps like Facebook would request access to a phone's network connection for verification and usage. With NoRoot, users are able to block and grant access to individual apps, and control the permissions of applications. This helps to protect a user's private information from being shared on the Internet by providing a prompt whenever a new app requests a connection.