Richard Bucker

Facebook for Android is scarey

Posted at — May 25, 2015

I was just looking at my android phone’s battery consumption and the number of background apps. I found that the facebook app was running in the background. It’s likely that this was because it was setup for push notifications, however, even after I disabled notifications the background process was still running. But then I scrolled down to find the section on “permissions”. And that’s when the sugar hit the fan. If you knew how much information you were giving facebook access to you would never have installed it. Now the question… how much information have they actually gathered?