Thanks to a link at Karl Denninger’s place, we learn that Facebook is trying to not only invade your privacy, but exercise control over it!
That’s right. The latest version of Facebook’s Android app now wants to:
- Read your text messages;
- Control your smartphone’s other apps;
- Control your smartphone’s audio and video settings, including recording (which would enable it to take snapshots of your surroundings, for example, and upload them for analysis);
- Send e-mail (in other words, spam) to those using your calendar and other shared facilities.
I’ve said before that Facebook is a clear and present danger to the privacy and online security of its users. This latest development merely makes that more obvious than ever. As Karl Denninger puts it, as far as Facebook is concerned, you are the product.
Anyone voluntarily allowing Facebook this sort of control over their smartphones and personal information deserves all they get, IMHO . . .