Facebook swears it’s not recording your call and SMS history without permission

technicalstudio | March 25, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles

Facebook is in more than just a spot of bother, and the troubled social network is once again on the defensive after claims were made that it has been scraping your call and SMS history for years via its Messenger and Facebook Lite apps. However, Facebook states that “this is not the case.”.

In a public post on its newsroom, the social network gets straight to the point: “You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging people’s call and SMS (text) history without their permission.

“This is not the case.”

The reports it speaks of include an article by Ars Technica which highlighted the possibility that Facebook is harvesting call and SMS data without permission, and the site claims that the firm’s response doesn’t fully align with its own findings.

While the feature records when you contact a friend, Facebook is clear that it doesn’t read what messages contain.

“We never sell this data, and this feature does not collect the content of your text messages or calls.”

Check your settings

If you’re not sure whether you’re uploading your call and SMS data to Facebook, jump into the Messenger app and check your settings.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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