Facebook is a major ‘big data’ spy hub, and your cell phone is a ‘big data’ spy device. Duh.
None of this comes as a true shock. We knew that cell phones and Facebook alike are used to spy on consumers. But the extreme permissions the Facebook app seeks are more than troubling, they effectively seek to take over your phone.
In just one example, the Facebook App asks to use your cellphone camera whenever it pleases; in another, it wants to keep tabs on the phone numbers calling your phone… and the list of creepy permissions goes on and on.