is it possible for a third party app to configure this less aggressive, like just request email and read profile access?
I would say so, but I haven't seen such things in 5+ years, maybe my knowhow is deprecated by now.
This application will be able to:
- TAKE YOUR LIFE!!!1!
Yeah unless it's an app that is meant to manage your social account mgmt from ground up like Hootsuite™ or something that just seems Skynet® excessive.