The CyanogenMod team have been working hard on new features which help push it to become the best Android experience possible and these two nifty new features are going to be landing very shortly on the nightly builds
The first is the most exciting from Steve Kondik who has built a “Privacy Filter” designed to prevent applications getting access to your personal data when you would rather them keep out. One example for me is Facebook Messenger which requests permissions to read my SMS messages yet I don’t want my SMSs to be read by Facebook.
![CyanogenMod Privacy Guard](http://www.landofdroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/13-1-300×168.png)
This feature will be appearing on the next couple of nightly builds, but won’t appear in the 10.1.0 RC or stable releases as it involves a lot of changes (basically to lie about your personal information and return an empty address book etc).
The next is a nice little feature which may not be useful to everyone, is still a fairly nice feature to have. It is a Quick Tile (one of the buttons on the quick settings available from the notification shade) which is for the Camera. You simply tap to activate a micro preview and then tap again to take a photo.
Here’s the feature in action:
This feature is currently going through the CyanogenMod code review process and should be merged soon. Then, it’ll be tucked away in the settings for the notification shade to activate should you feel the need to take photos from nearly anywhere in Android.
Sources: [Google Plus Post One](https://plus.google.com/117962666888533781522/posts/Vq5Ttf6tY4D) and [Google Plus Post Two](https://plus.google.com/117962666888533781522/posts/ZZPwzUm38yP)