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Facebook is Collecting All Your Call & Text data

If someone told you that Facebook was collecting all your personal information and data of yours, at this point you’d probably just shrug and accept it as fact. Given how it seems like every other day there is a new story about how the social media site has done something to invade your privacy, no one would blame you.

Scroll Down for the Step-by-step instruction on how to get all the information that FB is getting from us and how to download our personal information data. Also how to turn off such privacy settings?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on an apology tour and recently took out a full-page newspaper ad to say he’s sorry about the whole Cambridge Analytica fiasco and blah blah blah.

But now, as he’s trying to get past that privacy invasion mess, comes another questionable action. Facebook keeping track of phone calls and text messages. If that sounds bad that’s because it is, though according to Facebook it’s not exactly what it seems.

As people have decided to deactivate or delete their Facebook accounts entirely after knowing all these stuff like Elon Musk has deleted the SpaceX profile from Facebook, but you can still download your previous data and activities file on Facebook as Facebook creates a back of all these. Yes, Facebook keeps a file on you and your online dealings (the step by step tutorial is given in the given video).

In doing so, I (and many other users) then discovered that there is a section that has details on phone calls (contacts) and text messages sent over a certain period of time. Needless to say, that revelation was not met with a smile and celebration.

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Facebook can’t cover all these stuff right now, especially as they deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica mess. But whether they want to or not, this quickly became a story and yet another instance of what appears to be Facebook prying into our personal lives in a way we never knew before.

Facebook stats that if you delete the app (Facebook Messanger) entirely, all previously shared call and text history shared with it will also be deleted. In general, their response to the newest drama is that people had to opt-in to their calls and texts being logged and that the feature, which was introduced in 2015, is not all that uncommon among social apps and services.

Beyond that, Facebook maintains they do not collect the content of any calls or messages, and that any information they do glean is never sold to anyone else.

In this video, You will find the Step-by-step instruction on how to get all the information that FB is getting from us and how to download our personal information data. Also how to turn off such privacy settings? 

Naeem Javid

Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Deputy Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu (techurdu.net) Forestrypedia (forestrypedia.com), All Pak Notifications (allpaknotifications.com), Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

3 thoughts on “Facebook is Collecting All Your Call & Text data

    • if you are not too stupid you GAVE THEM THE RIGHT when you downloaded the app it says they do this RIGHT ON THE PAGE.

      • but they never say we sell your data to advertising companies and to Cambridge analytica and do business on our privacy.


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