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Facebook Can Read Private Messages And Make Calls From Your Phone

Did you know? Facebook Can Read Private Messages And Make Calls From Your Phone? No Right? But yes! Facebook can and maybe it does. How often do you check the permissions you are granting to an application before installing it? I guess we all don’t! But is it worth putting all your data and privacy at risk?

Here are some privacy facts about our dear Facebook..

While installing an app from Google Play, let’s say, such window appears..

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When you click on the Install Button another window appears asking for access or grant to certain premises..

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And most of us hit “Accept” without reading the details. Check out the permissions we grant Facebook Application.

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While the Privacy Policy of Facebook on the ‘Information We Collect’ reads this…

fbpermissions11 fbpermissions12 fbpermissions13The purpose of this post is not to put you against Facebook or any particular Mobile Application, but its sole purpose is to bring awareness to the users of their rights as well as the actions we take in sheer ignorance.. Safety comes first! Even in the electronic world..

Permissions

This app has access to:
Device & app history
  • retrieve running apps
Identity
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your own contact card
  • add or remove accounts
Calendar
  • add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners’ knowledge
  • read calendar events plus confidential information
Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your contacts
  • modify your contacts
Location
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)
  • approximate location (network-based)
SMS
  • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Phone
  • read phone status and identity
  • write call log
  • read call log
  • directly call phone numbers
Photos/Media/Files
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
Camera
  • take pictures and videos
Microphone
  • record audio
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
Other
  • adjust your wallpaper size
  • receive data from Internet
  • download files without notification
  • control vibration
  • reorder running apps
  • run at startup
  • draw over other apps
  • send sticky broadcast
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • create accounts and set passwords
  • change network connectivity
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • set wallpaper
  • install shortcuts
  • expand/collapse status bar
  • read battery statistics
  • read sync settings
  • toggle sync on and off
  • read Google service configuration
  • view network connections
  • change your audio settings
  • full network access

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