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Facebook steals every number from your smartphone

destinyland (578448) writes | more than 3 years ago

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destinyland writes "Facebook users discovered this week that every contact number stored on their smartphone may now also be stored on Facebook's servers. One technology site notes "numerous reports from users who claim to have never synchronized their contacts with Facebook's mobile apps, yet still find all of their contact data stored on Facebook's servers." Even if your friends don't have Facebook accounts, Facebook may still have their names and phone numbers. There's a six-click path through each user's "Account settings" which ultimately leads to a page for re-claiming your friends' phone numbers, and "There is probably a clause buried deep within Facebook's terms and conditions that makes this invasion of your privacy OK on paper," this article notes. "But odds are still pretty good that it's not OK with you.""
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How is this going to play in Europe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37109212)

As I understand it, a company has to be up front about doing something like this due to data protection laws?

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