Facebook Defends Privacy-Violating Messenger App

Facebook has defended its Messenger App, which some people complain is violating privacy. To be able to use the app, users have to give permission for it to use the camera and microphone. There are others concerned that it offers access to the phone’s address book.

However, users could be unnecessarily complaining. While the app does ask for permission for all of these, many other apps that users have do the same thing. They need to so that users get the experience they deserve. Without access to these parts of the phone, the app would not be able to allow people to take photos and send to friends. They would also not access the call feature on the app.


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