The recent scandal over user data leaks and abuse, which has made the world's largest social network, Facebook, the world's largest social network, has come under intense criticism for its attitude and practices in protecting users' privacy. According to the latest news from the foreign media, Recently, many users have found that Facebook has been collecting phone calls and text messages for years.
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Facebook, which has been attacked by public opinion for many years, is once again at the top of the storm.
According to TheVerge reports from the US sci-tech news website, many users of Facebook began downloading user data by the scandal. It turns out that Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS contents for a long time.
A user named Mat Johnson posted on twitter website that he deleted the Facebook compressed files, including his past year's every call record and every message.
Another user, Dylan McKay, said that Facebook had collected all the call history of her and her partner's mother.
According to many people, Facebook collects more of the conversation history and message content among family members.
Facebook owns a lot of social networking tools. According to the analysis, Facebook probably collected the call records and short messages through the chat tool Messenger. This tool even hopes to become the default SMS of Android mobile.
Recently, Facebook displays a confirmation button for the user to indicate that its contact information, call records, and SMS may be uploaded to the Facebook server. However, Facebook has a long history of collecting the above data, and it is not clear when the Facebook confirmation button is beginning to display.
Facebook official responded to the media challenge. It means that mobile phone software is able to get users' contacts and other information, which can help users establish interpersonal connections through social networks.
Facebook has also released various software versions for iOS operation system, but the phenomenon of collecting user call records and SMS may not appear on iOS platform.
Apple Corp is more strict in the user data collection permission management of the third party software. Only a small number of special software is able to collect. Most of the iOS software is unable to get the call records or SMS contents, which also includes the software of Facebook.
That is, from the Chinese to the United States, Android mobile phone manufacturers and software developers to collect user privacy data is not news, some of the Android acquisition software doesn't need personal information, such as many manufacturers APP secretly upload user mail list, or even require access to photos, videos and other content access, which triggered many consumer complaints.
Android's operation system is developed by Google. It is freely available to mobile phone manufacturers in open source mode. It can freely modify customized distribution, which brings chaos and confusion of user data.