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Busted: Myths About Facebook's Messenger App

by Wochit 1:00 mins

Busted: Myths About Facebook's Messenger App

by Wochit 1:00 mins

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the social network recently because it claims the app gives Facebook "direct control over your mobile device." In truth, Facebook Messenger isn't any more invasive than Facebook's main app —or other similar applications. The fear and confusion stem from a message that greets owners of Android devices when they install the app. It explains that the app requires permission access to the device's camera, microphone, list of contacts and other information.

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