undergroundnewsroom.com April 26, 2018

Facebook collecting phone calls, text messages from Android users

01 April 2018, 12:35 | Jenny Fowler



The news of Facebook's latest data collection comes just a week after data firm Cambridge Analytica was found to have purchased personal details of more than 50 million Facebook users, most of whom did not consent to handing over their information, and was alleged to have used the information to target voters in an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 USA election. And a lot of people are wondering just what kind of information Facebook has on them.

When you download the copy of your data, it gives you access to your activities on Facebook.

Similarly, many old and long-unused apps still have access to my data after I used my Facebook login to access them.

"Can you tell Facebook what it can and cannot do with your data?"

In a statement to BuzzFeed that Facebook confirmed, CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Bosworth a "talented leader who says many provocative things", but added the memo was something "that most people at Facebook including myself disagreed with strongly". And even if those people have never joined Facebook - or have chose to delete their accounts - it looks as though some of their data will stay with the social network as long as the people who provided it remain. The company is grappling with backlash over revelations that an app developer legally tapped into Facebook data and then sold it to a third party, in violation of Facebook rules.

But the amount of data Facebook has stored on you doesn't stop there, unfortunately.

In my case, my personal data came in at over a gigabyte, most of it comprised of Messenger exchanges, GIFs, and photos. It is being investigated over its data-collection and privacy practices after information relating to as many as 50 million users wound up - via a third-party app - in the hands of a political research group which allegedly used it to target voters during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

European Union urges independent probe into Gaza deaths
The military said some had shot at them, rolled burning tyres and hurled rocks and fire bombs towards troops across the border. The Red Crescent reports that a Palestinian protester has been killed, raising the total number of casualties to two.

76ers C Embiid needs surgery for orbital fracture
The collision occurred just 20 seconds into the second quarter when Markelle Fultz was trying to drive towards the hoop. He will start to thrive in the 76ers offense, along with Joel Embiid , Dario Saric , Ben Simmons , J.J.

Israeli police question Netanyahu for second time in…
On February 13, police recommended he be indicted in two cases, though the attorney general has yet to decide whether to do so. A security cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday will take place as planned, an Israeli official told Reuters .

One company's privacy setting stated, "If you would like us to delete your record in our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we are not legally obligated to retain the record".

Again, in the Settings section in Facebook, head to the Ads section.

"You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging people's call and SMS (text) history without their permission", said Facebook in a "Fact Check" blog post. If you do not need that level of control, then you can leave the option turned off or turn it back on whenever you decide to do so.

Facebook introduced the messenger app to let the user communicate with their friends on Facebook. The problem is that its business model, unlike Apple's, depends on exploiting its users' data.

Even missed mobile phone calls were listed in the data. But it is still a somewhat useful tool for checking in on what friends are up to, finding out if your favorite restaurant will be at that summer festival, recommending others adopt a dog from the shelter you just had a fantastic experience with, and coordinating meet-ups with neighbors who like drinking rare micro-brews on Wednesdays after a quick 5-mile jaunt.

"They have phone numbers of household names who, I'm sure, would be furious to know their phone numbers are accessible".

Other News

Trending Now

The New 'Westworld' Season 2 Trailer Will Actually Blow Your Mind
There's also a shot of Robert Ford's ( Anthony Hopkins ) little boy host lying under a tree, looking very much the worse for wear. The lead-up to season two of Westworld has been nothing if not fascinating to watch. "They wanted a place hidden from God".

New Atlas Tanoak Pickup Concept Shows Volkswagen Wants America Back
The Atlas Cross Sport Concept uses the same 3.6 litre V6 FSI engine as the Atlas, which makes 276 hp and 361 Nm of torque. So, there's plenty of nudging and winking as to how this " concept " might translate to a vehicle you see in dealerships.

Much warmer today, with rain Thursday
If you are going to the Gulf Coast this week, the wettest and stormiest weather arrives on Thursday into Friday . Spotty showers will move through overnight becoming more numerous south of HWY 54 in the early morning hours.

Laura Ingraham Apologizes for Tweet About Parkland Survivor After Advertisers Drop Her
Nestle , Wayfair , Expedia , Nutrish and TripAdvisor have left the show, according to reports. "(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA.totally predictable given acceptance rates)".

Apple's 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support Launching Next Week?
That's better than the quarter-to-quarter drop that the company suffered in Q1 last year and the year before, he notes. Readers should always look towards Apple for confirmations and announcements regarding the new iPhone device .

Health officials warn of influenza B virus
Chalkley says, "Some of our [23] deaths have been attributable to Influenza A while others have been attributable to Influenza B". Peak flu season may be over and flu cases may be on the decline , but officials are warning residents to remain vigilant.

Pacific Rim Uprising tames Black Panther at box office
Although the Pacific Rim sequel tops the US box office in its opening weekend , it still pales in comparison to the Marvel film . A Wrinkle in Time , Love, Simon , Paul, Apostle of Christ , Game Night , and Midnight Sun rounded out the top ten respectively.

Trump Floated Idea Of Military Paying For Wall
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to elaborate on the idea during Tuesday's White House press briefing. This would be a blatant misuse of military funds and tied up in court for years.

The Conner Family is still relevant in America
The show is all sides and that's what I like is the mish-mosh of our country being in a very diverse place, but we come together.

California sues Trump administration over citizenship query in census
The Commerce Department said the decision came after a "thorough review" of the request from the Justice Department. Holder calls the inclusion of the citizenship question "a direct attack on our representative democracy".