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Facebook scooped up Android call and text metadata (with consent)

Engadget -------- If you've been using the Facebook app on Android for quite some time, it's possible that the social network has records of every call and text you made these past years -- though it's not as bad as it sounds. It was software developer Dylan McKay who first discovered that Facebook scraped his call logs and text metadata when he downloaded a copy of his account data under General in Settings. Ars Technica was able to confirm his report, finding similar info in his account after downloading the same document. With the Cambridge Analytica fiasco going on, the last thing Facebook needs is another issue related to data privacy. It doesn't seem like the company collected users' call and text logs on purpose, though: its app only got access to those info due to Android's permission structure, and then only with your consent. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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