The terms of service allow Facebook to also take pictures and videos by using the camera of the cell phone at any time without any consent. They can also directly call numbers while incurring charges to your account, again without any permission.If you thought that was too much, read ahead. Facebook can also go through your call log and read any data that has been stored about contacts on your phone. This also includes the frequency of the communication through email and calls etc. with everyone whom you have ever called or mailed.Even though most apps on Apple and Android devices offer similar terms of agreement like the ones which I have described above, none come close to the scale of privacy invasion which has been done by Facebook so far.Since almost all of the people will immediately agree to these terms even without reading them, this basically means that you are allowing yourself to be monitored by Facebook 24/7. This is the type of wiretap that would make even the best intelligence and spy agencies in the world jealous.
Some other app companies require you to grant them access to track your locations and movements, send SMS messages from your cell phone which will be charged to your bill, go through contacts and also get full network access to all of your communication i.e. Phone calls, SMS, Mail. Some extremely intrusive apps can also change or remove files and other content from your phones memory and also disable your screen lock (pattern or 4 digit code).
In a previous post I had highlighted that nowadays microphones have become embedded in everything. This can range from your Xbox Kinect gaming consoles or to the high-tech street lights that have the ability to record private conversations in real time. This may be considered as the final nail in the coffin of your privacy as the internet then has complete access to our daily lives.
As of 1st January 2015, Facebook has reached a mindblowing 1.4 billion active users and a couple of million inactive or dormant users. The company also received a net profit of $3 billion in 2014 alone. With all this money, so many users and now access to our daily lives, one can only imagine what they intend to do with it.
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