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Not Snooping!

Not Snooping!

Is Facebook Reading Users’ Texts or Not?

This guy's not reading your texts. They promise.

The London (Sunday) Times has claimed–in an article behind itsĀ paywall–thatĀ Facebook has read texts by users who use the social networking giant’s smart phone apps. Facebook allegedly did this while looking into a message service of its own. The Times also noted that other major Web companies such as Flickr and Yahoo Messenger have accessed similar data.

Facebook, however, has issued a ‘clarification’ in response to a query from Business Insider, stating “There is no reading of user text messages.” The statement then explains why read/write app permissions in the Android version of its application may have given rise to rumors about the company reading messages. Facebook then argues it isn’t exactly working on its own messaging utility: Read More