Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in they bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter – Ecclesiastes 10:20
…be wise as serpents – Matthew 10:16
Article By: Hannah Gale
Facebook has become such a familiar household name that when many of us were forced into downloading the messenger app onto our phones, we didn’t think to check out the terms & conditions. ‘It’s Facebook,’ we might have thought. ‘If they were going to do anything weird & out there the media would have reported it straight away.’ Except we didn’t… well, not until a billion people had already downloaded the social media app.
1 savvy Facebook user, Sam Fiorella, decided he would delve into the T&Cs & what he found is pretty damn terrifying.
Apparently, Facebook can take photos, send texts & even record calls all w/out your permission. Meaning you’ll have no control over what it’s doing behind the scenes whatsoever. Even weirder, & perhaps even more unsettling, is that they can read personal data on your phone about both yourself & your contacts & then pass the info on. Bit scary, huh?
It’s worth noting that many apps contain Ts&Cs like these, but rarely, if ever, have a need to use them. Still, Sam shared a list of the worst offending Ts&Cs & while there is the ability to fiddle around yourself to some extent w/the security settings, it’s still slightly sinister.