Facebook is watching you 24/7. Block your camera when not in use.

Facebook Wants to Listen to Your Phone Calls

As the screenshot above illustrates (click for enlargement), users are made to accept an agreement that allows Facebook to “record audio with the microphone….at any time without your confirmation.”
The TOS also authorizes Facebook to take videos and pictures using the phone’s camera at any time without permission, as well as directly calling numbers, again without permission, that could incur charges.
But wait, there’s more! Facebook can also “read your phone’s call log” and “read data about contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.”
Although most apps on Android and Apple devices include similar terms to those pictured above, this is easily the most privacy-busting set of mandates we’ve seen so far.
Since the vast majority of people will agree to these terms without even reading them, cellphone users are agreeing to let Facebook monitor them 24/7, green lighting the kind of open ended wiretap that would make even the NSA jealous.
Other app companies are also requiring you to allow them to approximate your location, send SMS messages from your phone that cost you money, read your contacts, read your phone status and identity, get “full network access” to your communications (in other words listen to your phone calls), modify or delete the contents of your USB storage, and disable your screen lock (the 4 digit code that password-protects your phone).
As we have previously highlighted, embedded microphones in everything from Xbox Kinect consoles to high-tech street lights that can record private conversations in real time represent the final nail in the coffin of privacy as the ‘Internet of things’ becomes a part of our daily lives.
The Tap Blog is a collective of like-minded researchers and writers who’ve joined forces to distribute information and voice opinions avoided by the world’s media.
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3 Responses to “Facebook is watching you 24/7. Block your camera when not in use.”

  1. wasp says:

    Hi Tap, just a thought regarding the Glasgow Helicopter Crash.

    It would be easy to taper with , & bring down an Establishment Helicopter where ever they wanted to.

    Was this a Warning Not To Rock The Boat?

    REGARDS. ………. WASP

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks wasp …was my thinking to…note MP was there !!! it not a rat i can smell more like Salmon Fish …very fisheeee …..but why in Anderson Glasgow ???..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wasp I dont often agree with you but when I heard the news I felt that something was odd, especially with it being St Andrews Day.

    Be interesting to see who gets the blame?

    I saw an Asian MP very carefully emphasising the strength of Glasgows diversity, I wonder why he felt he had to?. Would the City of London gangsters create a race war in Scotland if it goes independent?

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