Is Facebook the only app with these "invasive" permissions? I want to start with reacting to a video that I saw shared around social media a few years ago when I wrote this post.
In it, two news anchors were discussing the recent Facebook Messenger App and how many users are worried that Facebook is crossing the line and invading everyone's privacy.
When I check Facebook from my PC, all feeds are there and update regularly.
Otherwise, that button is useless because it won't do anything. There are plenty of other apps out there that use many of these same permissions.
Not only is that a burden, but Facebook asks for more permissions than the average app in order for you to be able to download the app and, let’s be honest, the permissions are a little frightening when you start looking into them.
So, should you be worried about your privacy if you download the Facebook Messenger App? What do the permissions actually mean and why does Facebook need them?
Furthermore, if you text someone that you want something, ads will not start popping up on Facebook for that item.
If anything, it will be using the cookies within your browser and the pages you've visited to give you "relevant" ads.