I’m sharing a couple of important links that I came across for those who are still using the Facebook Messenger app or who still trust the PR spin so far from Facebook.

Not too long ago, we were told not to worry about those pesky Android permissions for Facebook’s Messenger app. There may have been some validity to the reasoning offered by Facebook, but at the end of the day, it’s a matter of trust.

Has Facebook earned it?

I asked this question when others were saying that there shouldn’t be any concern over the permission fiasco that is partly Android’s fault.

I still ask the question.

Yes, Facebook has come a long way with privacy settings, yet it never ceases to amaze me when it comes to doing stuff that throws common brand sense under the bus.

So here we go again — this time with iOS. Read these two article links and decide for yourself if you can trust this app or the PR message that will surely spin up in the next few hours from Facebook as the app deletes mount up.

  1. Facebooks Messenger App IS Tracking A Lot More Of Your Data Than You Think
  2. CBC News – Facebook Messenger

We could be like Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! Um, I mean spying and Facebook Messenger.

Are we really that shocked? Did we come to Facebook because of its reputation of trust? Probably not.

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