|yeah, right.....we believe you|
But when I found that post from Facebook today on my news feed I couldn't continue trying to fool myself into trusting Facebook, I just couldn't.
During the past few weeks there has been so much talk and controversy about our information that Facebook keeps using without asking our permission.
According to an article on thenextweb.com, Facebook's mobile app has weird permissions that allow them access to information like:
- Your contacts, including modification and adding or changing calendar events. They know who is in your phone and can contact them.
- Your exact location. They know where you are at any time.
- Your camera, including taking pictures and videos at any time, as well as recording from the microphone. They can get at anything you’re saying or looking at.
- Your text messages, your calls, and can call phone numbers. They can see who you’ve contacted recently.
- Your internal storage, including permission to delete anything. They can see the files on your phone.
- Full Internet access anytime, changing your wallpaper, opening up over other apps, and downloading files. They can make little tweaks without your knowledge.
But fear not here's How To Use Facebook On Android Without All The Invasive Permissions
Next on the list we have Facebook running psychological experiments on its users without letting them know, well yes I know that these are in the terms and conditions of Facebook but it's not like we have any other choice, true they did apologize afterwards but that doesn't fix the broken trust between Facebook and its massive number of users.
So after knowing that Facebook collects all your private information from your browsing history, runs emotional experiments on you, and even listens to your conversations, your surroundings when you use the mobile app, Do you still trust Facebook? and should we believe them when they say "your answers are private and won't be shared"?