Does Facebook store your text and call logs?

28 March, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Rosalie Gross
  • Does Facebook store your text and call logs?

While we receive certain permissions from Android, uploading this information has always been opt-in only.

Cambridge Analytica worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

The FTC's bureau of consumer protection said, in a statement by its acting director Tom Pahl, that it "takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook".

A new poll shows a significant erosion of trust in Facebook, with only 41 percent of Americans saying that they trust Facebook to obey laws that protect their personal information.

In 2011, Facebook settled FTC charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises. Facebook appears to be deliberately ignoring the fact that there's a huge difference between these two things.

#DeleteFacebook, the movement urging people to shut their Facebook accounts over breach of privacy, started after it was revealed that Facebook had secretly shared the personal information of 50 million users, without their explicit consent, with a Cambridge psychologist.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have come across several reports that Facebook records user's call and SMS history and stores them in its database.

But it does means some people without a Facebook account could see their phone number become part of the platform's data archive, should any of their friends or family be on the site.

After apologizing and working overtime to allay consumer fears, Facebook is now defending its use of data scraped from calls and texts sent on Android phones. This find was later confirmed by other users, who also noted that their own information archives contained call and text message data from phones on which they installed the Facebook app. If you look at the terms and conditions of use, users of Facebook have given up a lot of their rights, privacy included.

The office was working on the basis of possible abuses stemming from "the collection and assessment of data from third-party sources outside Facebook", he said. Facebook stopped allowing developers to collect information about app users' friends in 2015.

However, the scandal seems unlikely to fade as users express their shock about the sorts of data they found in their Facebook downloads.

The social networking giant reportedly tracked calls and text messages on some Android devices. By opting to do this, it's apparently easier to "find and stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better experience across Facebook".

According to the ads, a quiz app built by a Cambridge University researcher leaked Facebook data of millions of people four years ago.

"I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again", Zuckerberg said in a post on Facebook. "We're also investigating every single app that had access to large amounts of data before we fixed this".

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