Facebook Messenger APP | out-of-control??

Giving permission that’s way outside consciousness.  How many other APPS allow this and you don’t even know it?

From a post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-fiorella/the-insidiousness-of-face_b_4365645.html

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If you’re one of those 1,000,000,000 people who have downloaded this app, take a moment to read the following. Word for word, here are a few of the most aggressive app permission you’ve accepted.

  • Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
  • Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
  • Allows the app to record audio with microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.
  • Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.
  • Allows the app to read you phone’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.
  • Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.
  • Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.
  • Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
  • Allows the app to get a list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

“….the only privacy you have is that which is kept only in your mind” – k paulsen 2014

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