Is that Facebook is using the information they gather about each individual user so that they can sell that information to third-party companies. You can poke through the various categories on the Facebook Data Use Policy page.
This is how Facebook monetizes the data they receive. The part we should be worried about is the fact that, regardless of any permission that any app could ever ask us, much of online Internet data (whether that be Facebook chats, websites visited, pictures sent, etc.) goes directly to the NSA because apparently we all need to be tracked.
Here is a list of most of the "invasive" permissions listed above that the Facebook and Messenger App use along with other popular apps that use those same permissions: I think you get the point.
If an app needs updating, it appears with an Update button next to it. If more than one app needs updating, you can update them all at once by tapping the Update All button at the bottom of the screen.Just because you heard it from a "news source" online does not mean it's true. The regular Facebook app (not the Messenger app) uses nearly all the same permissions as the Messenger app does. Check this out (click on picture for full size): As of Facebook version 184.108.40.206.86 and Facebook Messenger version 220.127.116.11.85 In the above pictures, you'll see screenshots of the Facebook app and the Messenger app's permissions (with some overlap) laid out side by side.The media loves to scare people because it causes buzz and causes their story to get out there and people to listen. After reading through them, some of them stand out as being pretty scary if you've never looked into these before (some are listed below).It requested nearly all the same permissions as the Facebook Messenger App except for a couple. Perhaps they can make a video to scare everyone about it. The point I'm trying to make with this post is that...Yet, I don't see everyone up in arms about their privacy when they download AVG... you shouldn't be any more worried about your privacy than you were before the Messenger App became mandatory in order to access your messages through the regular Facebook App. Because it uses almost every single permission that the regular Facebook App uses.