Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Facebook will read your SMS messages, so beware

A Sunday Times report has accused Facebook of having access to its mobile app users’ text messages, according to Read Write Web. Facebook, in a response to an article on Business Insider on the matter admits that it does have read/write access to SMS messages, but that it’s not doing anything with that access.

Facebook said that it wanted access in order to test its own messaging service, and that permissions granted to Facebook by the user when installing the app are clearly explained on the Android marketplace page.