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    CONFIRMED: Facebook VIOLATES PRIVACY By Storing All Call And Text Data Of Users

    Mac Slavo
    March 26th, 2018
    SHTFplan.com
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    Read by 3,353 people

    Adding to the seemingly endless amount of fuel stoking the #deleteFacebook furor is the newest social media privacy violation, and this one’s a big one. Facebook has confirmed that they store phone call and text data from all of their Android users.

    Facebook confirmed Sunday that it has been keeping texting and call logs for millions of people who use Android phones to access Facebook Messenger, adding to a growing backlash over how the company handles the user data that drives its record-setting profits.

    Ever since news broke that data firm Cambridge Analytica had been abusing the Facebook platform to download unauthorized data on over 50 million users, users have been downloading their own Facebook data to see just how much the social network knows about them. Couple this with the fact that Facebook and YouTube have been harshly censoring voices that disagree with the liberal and Communist agenda, and you’ve got a major problem if you’re the social media giant.

    One person who took the time to download his data that Facebook stored on him was developer Dylan McKay, who posted last week that his file appeared to show a call log of every single call he’d made for the past few years. The data included who the call was to or from, the date, time and duration. The calls were not made using Facebook or one of its apps, they were just the calls he’d made on his phone.

    As the tweet went viral, other users replied that they were seeing their same call history recorded in the data. Is it really any wonder why people are deleting their Facebook accounts in droves? Facebook attempted to downplay this massive abuse of privacy rights by saying the users who had their data stored “opted in” voluntarily.

    “Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android,” the company wrote. “This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about and provides you with a better experience across Facebook.” Once this feature is enabled, the Messenger app begins “to continuously upload your contacts as well as your call and text history.”

    Facebook also stressed it didn’t sell the data and doesn’t record the text messages or the audio of the calls themselves. They simply keep a record. When logging into Facebook messenger, this is the screen that gives the app permission to store your calls and text messages looks like this:

    Facebook didn’t give an exact number of affected users, but the statistics speak clearly and terrifyingly for themselves. There are over 1.2 billion Facebook Messenger users as of 2017. The Android operating system dominates the smartphone market, capturing over 80 percent of market share. iPhone users do not appear to have been affected by this feature at this time, but iPhone has had its own issues with privacy before that shouldn’t be ignored.

    According to NBC News, many experts claim that storing text and call log information is not a common feature for most apps.  “It’s very unusual for apps to collect call log data since the vast majority of them have no clear purpose in doing so,” said Jason Hong, an associate professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, who studies app privacy. Hong also said Facebook may have been doing it to help with “friend recommendations” or to better calculate which friends should appear in your feed, but that doesn’t make it any less a privacy violation.

    Explanations such as these aren’t likely to win back the trust of users still reeling from revelations that a data firm with a link to the Trump campaign used a specially designed app to trick users into giving up two dozen points of data about their friends and that Facebook allowed the Obama administration to flat-out break the rules because they agreed with the left ideologically.

    The government is already keeping and storing all of our conversations and texts anyway. Do we really need Facebook to do the same?

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    Date: March 26th, 2018
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    1. Heartless says:

      Puts a whole new spin on the old phrase, “you don’t get something for nothing” doesn’t it? Well, Facebook and all the rest got all that and worse – they got all that time spent by people wasting their limited lifespans on meaningless and privacy-robbing b.s. Glad it all worked out for so many. Hopefully your lives are ever so much better now. LMAO

      • TharSheBlows says:

        Facebook was a planned Honey Pot for stupid dopes to blabber their egos and life all over online. Suckers and idiots log on to post their life, face and life resume. Facial recognition software maps your face and you are tracked for life. Then wonder why they have no privacy or get their bank accounts hacked.

        I have never logged on to F@ckbook, twitter, whats app, and never download any Google, or Google crome, firefox or other tracking software, never turn on WiFi or GPS on my phone. You can be smart or a FB dope. You deserve to be hacked.

        • Genius says:

          Yep, the same dimwitted knuckledraggers that use cards to buy everything. Fookin pathetic retards could care less about privacy or having every move and purchase tracked. I see morons all the time buying a soda or pack of smokes with cards. They are too stupid to realize when cash is gone, YOU ARE TOTALLY SCREWED! When cash is gone it will be a rule by iron fist from HELL! So to all you card tards… F%&K Y*U!

        • Anonymous says:

          TharSheBlows,
          Equifax was hacked not that long ago. Credit reporting agencies are snoops and snitches just like Facebook.

        • MJBN says:

          10 years ago I was telling my friends to get off Facebook because all it was is user supplied data collection. They laughed, they scorned; now I’m proven right once again. Tired of being the only thinker in the room. Worst thing of all is that even tho I never got a Facebook account, all my data is tied to theirs thru calls and text just by affiliation to the dummies.

      • durangokidd says:

        It might be a good time to buy some silver rounds if you have EXTRA cash. Just saying. Buy when everyone else is selling. 🙂

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/a-slide-in-silver-sends-a-warning-signal/ar-BBKITV6?li=BBnbfcN

    2. rellik says:

      I have an android smart phone. My wife carries it most the time. Our newest vehicle is 14 years old. I do all the repairs and maintenance but things do break.
      It is never used for social media. We text, make phone calls, take pictures, and use Foxfire for maps, prices at stores, news. We really don’t use all its features because they are potentially very invasive. GPS is turned off for example, hard to get lost on an Island.

      • TharSheBlows says:

        Are you a dope and still lick envelopes with your DNA saliva? Like on your tax returns, utility bills? Idiots.

        • Genius says:

          Does wiping my butt with them leave DNA?

        • rellik says:

          TSB,
          No I do not lick envelopes.
          I am a Vet, my medical is provided by the VA.
          The Government has an extraordinary
          amount of information on me.
          Too late now.

          • Nailbanger says:

            Too late for pretty much everyone, anyone who thinks they are outside of the system is kidding themselves

            • rellik says:

              Nail,
              You are wise, beyond your years.

              • Genius says:

                One of my fav’s 🙂

                Tuesday afternoon
                I’m just beginning to see
                Now I’m on my way
                It doesn’t matter to me
                Chasing the clouds away
                Something calls to me
                The trees are drawing me near
                I’ve got to find out why
                Those gentle voices I hear
                Explain it all with a sigh
                I’m looking at myself reflections of my mind
                It’s just the kind of day to leave myself behind
                So gently swaying through the fairyland of love
                If you’ll just come with me you’ll see the beauty of
                Tuesday afternoon
                Tuesday afternoon
                Tuesday afternoon
                I’m just beginning to see
                Now I’m on my way
                It doesn’t matter to me
                Chasing the clouds away
                Something calls to me
                The trees are drawing me near
                I’ve got to find out why
                Those gentle voices I hear
                Explain it all with a sigh
                Songwriters: Justin Hayward
                Tuesday Afternoon lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. Inc.

      • Archivist says:

        The NSA has all your calls, texts, and photos recorded in Utah. They actually bragged on their website about the hugeness of their acres of hard drives.

        • Genius says:

          we know that.

          There might have been things I missed
          But don’t be unkind
          It don’t mean I’m blind
          Perhaps there’s a thing or two
          I think of lying in bed
          I shouldn’t have said
          But there it is
          You see, it’s all clear
          You were meant to be here
          From the beginning
          Maybe I might have changed
          And not been so cruel
          Not been such a fool
          Whatever was done is done
          I just can’t recall
          It doesn’t matter at all
          You see, it’s all clear
          You were meant to be here
          From the beginning
          Songwriters: Gregory Lake
          From the Beginning lyrics © Music Sales Corporation

          • Genius says:

            SET TO HUBBLE TELESCOPE PICS!

            • Genius says:

              Even better for my hawian friends who are so close to these true gods of the ocean. I hope you all have a chance to meet these majestic brothers of man!

              • Genius says:

                Destroy and genocide japan. Those assholes are leaking tons per day of radioactive waste into the pacific. They have not confessed or tried (hardly) to contain the shit from fukashima. It is killing the fuck out of marine life and has no end? Blow these fuckin chinks up and do something about it or else YOU will live in a really fucked up planet. Oh but we can make money? F U MFERS! Whatever, I will be off this shithole retard ranch before long. Good luck explaining to your kids why they are forced to deal with this shit for the rest of their lives…

    3. laura ann says:

      I have heard complaints from people who had others hack into their accts. and harassing them. One lady who had a sleezy photo, was stalked online by a local man and threatened to report it to police. Social media is for losers. Businesses have their webpage info on FB which is fine.

    4. So, did I tell you I hate tattoos.
      Besides making girls look like whores, and men look like prison escapees, they are used by law enforcement to identify suspects. Not only can you be identified, you can be set up.

      Let’s say you are successfully competing with Big Pharma. You have discovered a cure for Cancer, or Athlete’s Foot Fungus. Big Pharma (Rothschild/Rockefeller) wants you dead. Since you are not wealthy or a famous celebrity, Big Pharma decides to make some money off you in one of their privately owned for profit prisons.

      You are an idiot following what is fashionable sheeple. You go to tattoos-R-us for idiots. There you get “STUPID” tattooed on your forehead.
      Your big Pharma hit man finds someone who looks like you and has him painted with the same identifying tattoo approaching the house of a target. After the case is broadcast over local news several of your friends recognize you in the fuzzy photo with your distinctive tattoo walking into the apartment of the deceased the night he was murdered.

      Well now. There you are on the stand defending yourself explaining how you could not have done this because you were at home alone on the night of the crime sleeping like an innocent baby.

      Wake Up.

      __

      • rellik says:

        B from CA,
        I’m not a practicing J3w, but
        Leviticus 19:28 prohibits tattoo’s.
        I never got a Tattoo because
        I’m a criminal at heart and
        don’t want to make it easier
        for the cops to identify me.
        That Selco guy that we get info
        from via Daisy, says stay gray.
        Most the time if you saw me in public,
        you’d think I was a homeless bum although
        my beard is more white than
        grey these days.

      • TharSheBlows says:

        Tatoos and body piercings is a form of self mutilation. Lowself esteeme losers. If you have no self respect for yourself, nobody else will respect you either. And this freak purple hair BS.

    5. Bert says:

      http://www.satview.org/?sat_id=37820U

      watch the Tiangong-1 in realtime. Predictions now have it slamming into Asia on April 2nd, but I’m sure this website will panic all its readers into buying seed vaults and 25 year food plastic buckets.

    6. The Deplorable Braveheart says:

      B from CA, agreed about tattoos and the rest of your post. No social media for me ever. Stupid is as stupid does.

    7. Just remember, like me you don’t have to be on Facebook to be had. All you have to be is in someone’s contacts who is on facebook. Think of what a lot of people put in their contacts about you. It took me a while to figure it out, but every time I Google something, it shows up as an ad on my granddaughters facebook. Facebook not only tracks every thing you do, but what your contacts do. It should be pretty clear. Why does Facebook need and require access to your calender with read, write and edit privaleges? I’ve told my friends and family, if you are going to be on facebook, then remove me from your contacts.

    8. aljamo says:

      I feel like a number, no not the old slang word for a joint. After all we are just numbers to our overseers. Tattoos are as ugly as a face full of piercings with attached metal.

    9. Facebook also uses facial recognition to identify people in pictures. If you don’t turn this feature off, every time you are tagged, it remembers your attributes for future reference.

      • TharSheBlows says:

        If you leave your GPS on, on your cell phone, every photo you take will have a GPS location Geo Tag attached to your photo. Then like a dope you put that photo of your kid on Facebook. Just right click on the photo to properties and get the GPS coordinates of where your child plays. Congrats you as a dope just put your child at risk for pedophiles and stalking. Dont be a FB Dope.

        • Genius says:

          Too late for 100’s of millions of morons. They have their data and keep it FOREVER! That’s life on the retard ranch…

          • Genius says:

            Someday the retard ranch owners will round up the retard herd and dispense with them all. It is coming and HAS to happen. Anyone with an IQ over 130 can figure that one out…

            • rellik says:

              Genius,
              Most the time you have to have an “IQ” of 150 or higher to be a Genius. My IQ is not that high. But I do know most people are IQ of about 100 unless you are African/middle eastern then it goes down to 80 or so.
              I can quote sources for that if you wish.
              So what you are saying is most people will never figure it out?
              So how will we round them up?

              • Genius says:

                I know it is 145 lol. I just feel like a genius when I’m exposed to the public and their eternal stupidity. The thing they can’t figure out is they are perpetuating their own demise. Either by war or nature or their master’s hand. They will round themselves up as did the germans. Just doing their job ya know… then it’s their turn for the oven eh? I know you have read my posts about overpopulation before and resource depletion and seen idiocracy. Oh and I am less that 10 points from actual genius lol 😀

                • Genius says:

                  I know I sound pessimistic and for the most part I am. It is a product of my environment. My happiness is being home with my wife and animal children and creating cool stuff. My head is always going with ideas about things and prep stuff and fun stuff etc. If I could remember 1/100 of the inventions I have thought of I would be richer than Bill Gates. The thing is I am not a real ambitious go getter do or die greedy person. I know that wealth has many bad things attached to it and more responsibility than I care to assume. Call me lazy if you want but I just like enjoying my life as much as I can, NOT being the richest man in the graveyard. I worked myself into a position where I work less than 6 months a year and have fun and toys and adventures. Does that sound like something an average person does? I figured out long long ago that the keeping up with the Jonses facade was BS. I have been living like this for at least 10 years and I’m not even retired. But if I had millions of dollars and some giant corporation I would be married to it and worry about my money 24/7 lol. Fook all that. I bet I am 10X happier and free’r than Fuckerberg or his co horts. When people I work with hear how I live they think I’m some amazing anomaly or some shit. They can’t imagine that I WANT to get layed off. As they struggle to make as much as possible and work every hour they can to support their bad decisions and high life or child support payments from hell. Driving up in their new 60K truck that they really have no use for but to inflate their fragile ego and lacking manhood. Wrapping themselves with the biggest ball and chain of debt they possibly can so they can be COOL. Tattoos and attitudes and NOTHING intelligent to say. Following the herd because they cannot think for themselves and are not intelligent enough to think outside the corral. Doing stupid things is accepted as normal to them, like it is not bad but the norm and they repeat it. Rarely is ever heard a conversation of any intellectual significance. Sports, work, bitching about the consequences of the life they made for themselves, etc. are the topic of the day. There is no way you can inject a real purposeful conversation into the fray, they will shun you and give you a stupid look and go back to sports or whatever. Then after work you see the same asswipes on the road, driving like shit. Texting and gawking and all manner of idiocracies.

                  This is the new normal, I am surrounded by it. I am leaps and bounds above it. I am an anomaly to them. I have critical thinking. I have critical planning. I have common sense. I act on these and succeed. Now I have explained some of the reasons for my moniker…

                  • Genius says:

                    I know I sound pessimistic and for the most part I am. It is a product of my environment. My happiness is being home with my wife and animal children and creating cool stuff. My head is always going with ideas about things and prep stuff and fun stuff etc. If I could remember 1/100 of the inventions I have thought of I would be richer than Bill Gates. The thing is I am not a real ambitious go getter do or die greedy person. I know that wealth has many bad things attached to it and more responsibility than I care to assume. Call me lazy if you want but I just like enjoying my life as much as I can, NOT being the richest man in the graveyard. I worked myself into a position where I work less than 6 months a year and have fun and toys and adventures. Does that sound like something an average person does? I figured out long long ago that the keeping up with the Jonses facade was BS. I have been living like this for at least 10 years and I’m not even retired. But if I had millions of dollars and some giant corporation I would be married to it and worry about my money 24/7 lol. Fook all that. I bet I am 10X happier and free’r than Fuckerberg or his co horts. When people I work with hear how I live they think I’m some amazing anomaly or some shit. They can’t imagine that I WANT to get layed off. As they struggle to make as much as possible and work every hour they can to support their bad decisions and high life or child support payments from hell. Driving up in their new 60K truck that they really have no use for but to inflate their fragile ego and lacking manhood. Wrapping themselves with the biggest ball and chain of debt they possibly can so they can be COOL. Tattoos and attitudes and NOTHING intelligent to say. Following the herd because they cannot think for themselves and are not intelligent enough to think outside the corral. Doing stupid things is accepted as normal to them, like it is not bad but the norm and they repeat it. Rarely is ever heard a conversation of any intellectual significance. Sports, work, beeeching about the consequences of the life they made for themselves, etc. are the topic of the day. There is no way you can inject a real purposeful conversation into the fray, they will shun you and give you a stupid look and go back to sports or whatever. Then after work you see the same asswipes on the road, driving like shit. Texting and gawking and all manner of idiocracies.

                    This is the new normal, I am surrounded by it. I am leaps and bounds above it. I am an anomaly to them. I have critical thinking. I have critical planning. I have common sense. I act on these and succeed. Now I have explained some of the reasons for my moniker…

                    This will repost as I forgot you cannot say some stupid words here…

                • The Deplorable Braveheart says:

                  Genius, mine is about the same amount or higher. I feel the same way when I’m exposed to them. On ‘idiocracy’, I experience that in real life every day. Don’t need a movie, LOL.

                  • Yahooie says:

                    Genius, Braveheart, mine is also in the same range as is my son’s.

                    Here’s a good story on that. Way back when my son began going to high school after being in a private school for years, he came home and asked why there were so many stupid people. My reply was that they were normal but he was blessed with extra intelligence.

                  • Genius says:

                    Thats what I’m talkin’ about!

    10. YohanSmythe says:

      And THAT is one reason why I won’t put faceplant on my phone. Or other apps – I check the permissions – why does a game need access to my contacts?

    11. Anonymous says:

      The red light cameras have been taking photos of people for decades.

    12. TharSheBlows says:

      I hope Facebook crashes and burns into dust. Quit social media BS forever.

    13. Facebook IS skynet. Or an important part of it.

      Facebook-net TERMINATES your privacy and anonymity by depositing ALL your information into the GloC = the Globalist Computer and its servers.

      FB follows you all around the ‘net, even if you have deleted it.

      I’ve never been on FB (and I never will be) but I’m sure they know all about me.

      GOD is infinitely huge-er, more powerful than NSA or FB or the two combined, and of the three, I ONLY care about God! (and humans)

      I read the other day that while he was in college Zuckerberg referred to people who subscribed to “the Facebook” as “dumb fucks”.

      Really?

      I hope the BACKLASH against FB with the Cambridge Analytica ‘scandal’ continues. I’d like nothing more than for FB to go totally out of existence.

      Hey, a person can dream, right?

      🙂

      – the Lone Ranger

    14. RVA Guy says:

      Ok people, wake up. The fact that Facebook records your call and text activity should be no surprise if you pay attention to all the innocent seeming statements Facebook and other phone apps make about “required permissions”.

      Why can’t I just go to a mobile website and access Facebook or for that matter my local TV station weather or order a pizza? Why do all these place provide those allegedly handy apps instead?

      I’ll tell you why, because when you install an app that app lets you know in that cute innocent way that hey I want to access your contacts, your text, your location data etc. Humans are like iron ore…something you mine and then extract and turn into something of value.

      Sheep! You willingly install all these phone apps, giving away your rights, privacy, data and ultimately what makes you the individual you are.

      Do you work for free? Does the gas station you fill up at give away fuel? NO! So, why do all these people let Facebook and all these others who provide phone apps take your product, your data and then turn a profit from it?

      Dumb, just plain dumb and all these Facebook “revelations” should be no surprise if you just paid attention to the user agreements etc.

    15. Anonymous says:

      Drivers license/ID registries use facial recognition.

    16. Roger D says:

      Only fools would be surprised by this.

    17. And if you use Facebook or Google to sign into another site, you give them permission to access this same data.

    18. Deplorable Neal Jensen says:

      Google does this for ALL data , android or not. If you have a cookie block/ad block, 99% of all traffic is routed through Googleads and other Google skimmers…

      But OH WAIT, GOOGLE is contracted with the NSA and DoD for tracking purposes……Google is the CENTRAL Internet Skimming company (ABC inc) services for ALL intelligence gathering agencies. YOU OPTED IN WHEN the USA government OPTED in to have Google host all storage, and you had no opportunity to OPT out…EVER.

    19. Don’t be naive. SHTFplan has a facebook page. Therefore, by accessing this page you will be tracked by a facebook cookie even if you never joined facebook.

      Look at the cookies for this page. There are several facebook cookies and several google cookies among the ninety plus other cookies.

     

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