Originally posted on Global News:
Watch above: Here’s what you need to know about Facebook’s new messenger app. Sean O’Shea reports.
TORONTO – If Facebook’s controversial emotion manipulation study didn’t have you up in arms about the site’s privacy practices, then perhaps concerns surrounding the social network’s Messenger app will.
Over the past week, an article citing the invasive permissions listed in the Facebook Messenger app’s Terms of Service started going viral.
Though the article – written by marketing expert Sam Fiorella for Huffington Post – was published in 2013, its revelations spread like wild fire recently due to Facebook’s announcement that all users will be forced to download the standalone app if they wish to send and receive private messages on their mobile devices.
But the app requests a number of “insidious” (in Fiorella’s words) permissions, including the power to make phone calls and send text messages without the user knowing.
Here are some…
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