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  1. #1
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    Default Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    https://www.rt.com/news/445802-faceb...ivacy-android/

    "Facebook tried to conceal that it was secretly vacuuming up call and text logs from Android users without their permission, newly-released internal documents have revealed.

    The hundreds of pages of documents, which were previously sealed as part of an ongoing legal case with a now-defunct app developer called Six4Three, were released yesterday by the British parliament — and they confirm once again that Facebook is more than willing to sacrifice user privacy for company growth.

    Writing in an email to colleagues, Facebook engineer Micheal LeBeau acknowledged that it was a*“pretty high risk thing to do from a PR perspective”*but said it*“appears the growth team will charge ahead and do it”*anyway."

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    Explains why they try to push you to use the app when using their mobile website.
    Life has a melody.

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    I never use anyones apps for this reason exactly

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    Fakebook stealing info and violating privacy? I'm so shocked at that.

    The Communist Manifesto is now the Constitution of the democrat party

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    I'm pretty sure Facebook is the closest thing to the antichrist without being a singular person.

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    Effing Commies. Add Google, MSN, Twitter, Apple, and the rest of the Tech, and Social Media industry.

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I'm pretty sure Facebook is the closest thing to the antichrist without being a singular person.
    you mean aside from that guy who is constantly posting in the share deals thread and draining our bank accounts?

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    Default Re: Facebook android app reading texts and listening to calls

    So glad I never fell into that trap.

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