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Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers

Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
A discovery about Facebook's official Android app once again puts into question if the social network's developers truly *get* security and privacy.

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge:

 


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Beware Andriod users!  Will a vpn protect your info?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:42 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:45 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:10 PM

The good news is that Facebook confirmed Symantec’s findings, and has said it will fix the problem in the next version of its Android app. Furthermore, the social network says that it does not use or process the phone numbers it has been receiving, and has deleted them from its servers. [We hope!]

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Digital Teens and the Three T's

Digital Teens and the Three T's | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
It would certainly change the culture of deception that leads kids and many of their parents to lie about their dates of birth to join social networking sites in the first place and provide a much safer environment for tweens who are already there...

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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic]

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic] | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

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Protecting your privacy on Facebook - better safe than sorry.

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:44 PM

Fact of Fiction

Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:40 PM

I'm sure our kids are among the majority of the users who "accept" Facebook's default privacy settings.

Productive Tech Tips's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:23 PM

Please make sure you update your privacy settings, monthly if possible.