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2018 Mar 25, 10:11pm
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Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years. Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. A number of Facebook users have been spooked by the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, prompting them to download all the data that Facebook stores on their account. The results have been alarming for some.“Oh wow my deleted Facebook Zip file contains info on every single phone cellphone call and text I made for about a year,” says Twitter user Mat Johnson. Another, Dylan McKay, says “somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum.” Others have found a similar pattern where it appears close contacts, like family members, are the only ones tracked in Facebook’s call records.
Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years.
I don't do ANY kind of banking on my phone.
So then the choice gets ugly fast:* buy a new phone just for my current job
* tell my boss that I refuse to install their required apps
I've had jobs demand that I install apps for authentication or on-call alerts, and these apps demanded access to everything.
Did you give him access to your checking accounts and investment accounts at home?
Nobody actually READS the permissions and access they grant to an app when they download it.
This is why companies (not just FaceBook) want you to use their app, instead of their website.
That's just asking for all of your communications to be recorded and stored for future leftist oppression.
You donwloaded it anyway? My phone came with a flashlight app pre-installed. It only has access to read my SD card.
Who the fuck trades stocks from a phone? I wouldn't trust a phone for any financial transaction!
Actually, employers around here also generally demand that you be paid by direct deposit.Most people are unaware that authorization for direct deposit by your employer is also explicit authorization for direct withdrawl of any amount the employer deems appropriate. Read the fine print.
I was confused about how they could do that until the bank explained it to me.
“The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises, including to comply with Privacy Shield, or that engage in unfair acts that cause substantial injury to consumers in violation of the FTC Act. Companies who have settled previous FTC actions must also comply with FTC order provisions imposing privacy and data security requirements. Accordingly, the FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today, the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices.”
Sniper saysNobody actually READS the permissions and access they grant to an app when they download it.
Regarding the permissions given for an app. I downloaded a Flashlight app a while ago, so I decided to check on the permissions:Here's the list:My location
Sniper saysRegarding the permissions given for an app. I downloaded a Flashlight app a while ago, so I decided to check on the permissions:Here's the list:My locationYou can turn off that feature on your phone so no apps know where you are. You really only need it turned on if you are using your phone as a GPS.