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Facebook Says Android Users Gave It Permission to Collect Data

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Mar 26, 2018, 4:08 PM


This is why you read each option when installing an app. Don't just blindly hit NEXT every time. The amount of "options" that you have to opt out when installing Facebook alone is way too much. Glad they are under fire.

Mar 26, 2018, 8:50 AM

Who'dda thunk?

Imagine that! Apps and companies that turn the end-user into the PRODUCT - and advertisers/corporations/highest bidders the real CUSTOMER. It's a race to the bottom to extract the most revenue per unit sold.

Android users are subject to the anti-privacy trifecta - Google, Facebook, Samsung... 3 companies that are chomping at the bit to show you ads, acquire your data and then sell it to anyone who is interested. And then turn around and show you more ads.

This is why I don't mind Apple's "walled garden", I pay a premium price to reduce the chance that my data is being hawked and sold off to the highest bidder. Now, despite that, I still have to be paying attention 24/7 to ensure that I don't accidentally tap the wrong button each tim...
If you think Apple is any different you are seriously misguided. But if it makes you feel better, keep believing that. Its best to just assume anything you do on your phone can be compromised.

Mar 26, 2018, 9:01 AM

I agree

They make it clear when you use the service on Android that they are collecting...
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