Facebook Messenger recording your calls without permission?
Facebook launched their Messenger service not too long ago, in a bid to muscle in on the market that WhatsApp have enjoyed so much. If you have the FB app on your phone, you were pretty much forced to download the Messenger app because Zuckerberg wouldn't let you read your inbox without it.
Most people weren't too fussed - it is just another app right?
Well, if you look in the terms and conditions, as spotted by IA there's some very dodgy looking stuff in there. Not surprising that Facebook are being shady, but it makes for grim reading.
As you can see, the t&cs say that having Messenger on your phone allows Facebook to read your phone call log, read data about who you're contacting and when, and most worryingly, allows Facebook to take pictures and videos without your consent and record audio of your calls.
Of course, there's still going to be people who aren't bothered about this because they think their lives are too humdrum to warrant recording, but this is worrying. It isn't the only app that asks for permissions such as this.
Naturally, you can uninstall the app if this makes you jumpy, or at least toggle the security settings. This seems to be the permissions for the Android version of the app, with the iPhone version being slightly different.
Facebook. Looks like they're at it again.