Facebook denies logging users’ call history without permission

By : |March 27, 2018 0

Looks like Facebook has got itself into a tough spot this time. Last week, a report surfaced which stated that Facebook has been logging users call and text history without their permission. The social media giant, however, has denied all the allegations. The company in a blog post said that it does not collect the content of calls or text messages and information is securely stored. This data is not sold to any third parties.

“Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android. This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about and provides you with a better experience on Facebook. While we receive certain permissions from Android, uploading this information has always been opt-in only,” the social networking site said.

Facebook denies reports claiming that it logs users' calls and SMS historyFacebook

Facebook says that the feature was used to import contacts to Messenger and Messenger Lite, allowing users to easily connect with friends that are already on the contacts list on the phone. As users began downloading exactly what data Facebook has on them in the wake of Cambridge Analytica, however, many realized the tool also tracked who they called and when.

The company said that people have to expressly agree to use and that they can turn off at any time, which would also delete any call and text data shared with that app. You can also turn off continuous call and text history logging while keeping contact uploading enabled.

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