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“Caveat Emptor”- Facebook reading private text messages?! February 27, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in InfoSec & Privacy, Laws and Leglslation.
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UPDATE: According to Facebook, this story was incorrect.  To ensure the accuracy of my own reporting, here is their statement taken from MSNBC: “The Sunday Times has done some creative conspiracy theorizing but the suggestion that we’re secretly reading people’s texts is ridiculous. Instead, the permission is clearly disclosed on the app page in the Android marketplace and is in anticipation of new features that enable users to integrate Facebook features with their texts. However, other than some very limited testing, we haven’t launched anything so we’re not using the permission. If we do, it will be obvious to users what’s happening. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.” (more…)

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