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Google silently removed a privacy feature through Android 4.4.2 update that was released few days back

From Muktware:
Android 4.3 introduced Apps Ops privacy feature that allowed user to restrict apps from accessing location and contacts data, but this feature is missing in Android 4.4.2.

As reported by Electronic Frontier Foundation, according to Google, the feature was experimental and was released accidentally, it could break some of the apps that get restricted by it.
  Android 4.4.2 update removes important privacy features