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The Voice of Reason: Facebook Messenger has invasive permissions like MOST apps

The Voice of Reason:  Facebook Messenger has invasive permissions like MOST apps | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Few of us realize, or understand, the access we give to programs we use every day.

    

Via the Washington Post:  In Facebook’s defense, there are plenty of legitimate reasons for requesting these permissions. Messenger needs access to your camera, for instance, so that you can send pictures, and few people would want to confirm microphone access every time they use the app to place a call.
     

....Our collective ignorance over this whole app permissions thing probably explains the hullabaloo over Messenger. Yes, it’s potentially “insidious,” to quote Fiorella, but so are WhatsApp, Viber, MessageMe and virtually every other popular messaging app, all of which request comparably creepy permissions. 
 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I logged out of my mobile Facebook account due to video data usage.  I uninstalled Facebook Messenger too as it was just a bit too intrusive to my taste,   Now it's good to review just what you need in order for the app to work in the first place, like most apps.  It's all about the data they collect that funds the way they do business.  ~  D

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Confide: An app that could have prevented Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal

Confide: An app that could have prevented  Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Disappearing text messages aren't just for high schoolers anymore.


There is a new app that could eliminate such scandals in the future (albeit not the rotten underlying acts). It's called Confide, and basically acts like Snapchat for professionals.


[It features] private, end-to-end encrypted, screenshot-proof messages which use email addresses rather than phone numbers that disappear shortly after they are sent.


Uses could be everything from discussing the next employee to fire or complaining about your boss or... well, causing massive traffic gridlock out of spite.



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Necessity is the mother of invention, and that would include smart use of confidential text and email messages, that disappear, once the communication is sent.  It's a good idea for simple, ethical confidentiality.  For a humorous perspective on this, here's link to (essentially worthless) email disclaimers.  

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