The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger’s Mobile App Terms of Service

Posted by Mike Confino, August 7, 2014

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How much access to your (and your friends’) personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.

Case in point: Facebook’s Messenger App, which boasts over 1,000,000,000 downloads, requires the acceptance of an alarming amount of personal data and, even more startling, direct control over your mobile device. I’m willing to bet that few, if any, of those who downloaded this app read the full Terms of Service before accepting them and downloading the app.

via The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger’s Mobile App Terms of Service | Sam Fiorella.

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