March 26, 2018
Facebook collected users’ phone call and text message data for two years, according to a report from Ars Technica.
The news outlet cites various Facebook users who discovered the social media platform scraped metadata from their Android smartphones.
The data reported included the names of contacts, phone numbers, call lengths, and SMS and MMS metadata.
Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file
Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum pic.twitter.com/CIRUguf4vD
— Dylan McKay (@dylanmckaynz) March 21, 2018
Facebook responded in a blog post on Sunday, saying it has not been logging users’ call and SMS history without permission.
“Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android. This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about and provides you with a better experience across Facebook,” the company said.
This article was posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:44 am