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Facebook denies logging people’s calls, SMS without permission

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The Facebook social media platform for connecting, communicating and collaborating has denied it is logging people’s call and SMS (text) history without their permission.

TheNewsGuru reports, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there have been massive reports and allegations that the social media platform is logging the call and SMS (text) history of users on the platform without their permission.

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“This is not the case,” Facebook said in a statement recently and then went further to explain the Call and SMS features on its Messenger and Facebook Lite apps.

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“Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android.

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“This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better experience across Facebook.

“People have to expressly agree to use this feature. If, at any time, they no longer wish to use this feature they can turn it off in settings, and all previously shared call and text history shared via that app is deleted,” Facebook explained.

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The social media platform went further to state that when users sign up for Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android, or log into Messenger on an Android device, they are given the option to continuously upload their contacts as well as their call and text history.

“When this feature is enabled, uploading your contacts also allows us to use information like when a call or text was made or received.

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“This feature does not collect the content of your calls or text messages. Your information is securely stored and we do not sell this information to third parties,” it said.

 

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