Facebook’s app has been collecting Android phone data for years on some devices


Facebook’s data collection capabilities apparently extend to tracking all the phone calls on Android devices.

As the post-Cambridge Analytica scandal fallout continues to unfold, some Facebook users are downloading their data from the social media platform and uncovering a surprise: Detailed phone records, including dates, times, call lengths, call recipients, and phone numbers.

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It’s only happening with people who use Android devices, and only when certain data approvals are granted. For example: I switched to the Android ecosystem several years ago, but there’s no record of calls in my own Facebook data download. Read more…

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