10-18-2014 10:38 PM
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  1. switch side method's Avatar
    You see this vid

    M L and sez who like this.
    09-21-2014 06:23 PM
  2. Nabkawe5's Avatar
    If you listen to Fox News you're going to be scared of anything that doesn't suit their agenda. :D

    I mean come on, when Microsoft or Apple accept an app that means the app went through a certification process that includes securities like (taking pictures without permission or awareness of users)
    Its funny how the guy also does not understand how web browsers work and how access to your camera through a webpage will certainly promote the light to come on even if one managed to allow that access in the first place.

    Fox News owners were already charged with multiple privacy breeches while they continue to spread "****" about any subject that doesn't suit their damn owners.

    and I love how funny those people are with their idiotic questions; If you remove the app you're fine right ???? RIGHT?
    No **** heads if you believed it can hack you then you're already hacked you ***** pieces of ****s.
    09-21-2014 06:30 PM
  3. troylytle's Avatar
    Am I able to sue wpcentral for letting this be posted? I think my IQ just dropped.
    09-21-2014 06:58 PM
  4. switch side method's Avatar
    Well personally I don't have facebook messenger and I also don't live in America as I am in London so I don't buy into the hype. Just thought I would share for everyone else to see
    09-21-2014 07:06 PM
  5. hagjohn's Avatar
    It's not just fox news that is reporting this.

    I'm not sure why any app would need to know who you are calling, recording conversations without you knowing or use of the camera's without you initiating it. That should just never be allowed.
    switch side method likes this.
    09-21-2014 08:35 PM
  6. switch side method's Avatar
    Thank you. That was the point I was making
    09-21-2014 08:37 PM
  7. darkoman4's Avatar
    Of course it needs permition to your camera if you want to send a pic or video to who ever the f..k you text. Of course it needs a permition to your galery if you want to send a photo from it to who ever you are texting. Of course it needs a permition for your mic if you want to send a voice mesage or use their free voip call. It also needs to see your contact to see who else from them use this app so it can serve you better. I am not saying you need any of this as you don't need Facebook in your life at all, but if you want to use any of these services, you need to give these permitions. People are just nuts. ( This is not against OP, but these rediculous people on Fox News.)
    09-22-2014 01:56 AM
  8. dicks-webos's Avatar
    I uninstalled it because FB Messenger was eating up my battery. Maybe because of all the background stuff it is doing. Strangely, there is no option to disable background running of this app.

    After uninstalling the battery life of my 820 (which by design is crap), improved noticably.
    09-22-2014 06:04 AM
  9. Nabkawe5's Avatar
    I uninstalled it because FB Messenger was eating up my battery. Maybe because of all the background stuff it is doing. Strangely, there is no option to disable background running of this app.

    After uninstalling the battery life of my 820 (which by design is crap), improved noticably.
    There is an option to disable the background task which is disabling facebook (they used the same core to reduce data and battery usage)

    Of course it needs permition to your camera if you want to send a pic or video to who ever the f..k you text. Of course it needs a permition to your galery if you want to send a photo from it to who ever you are texting. Of course it needs a permition for your mic if you want to send a voice mesage or use their free voip call. It also needs to see your contact to see who else from them use this app so it can serve you better. I am not saying you need any of this as you don't need Facebook in your life at all, but if you want to use any of these services, you need to give these permitions. People are just nuts. ( This is not against OP, but these rediculous people on Fox News.)
    They think that the people who check the apps and allow it to be published would not look into the basic of things like "spying capabilities"
    Last edited by Guytronic; 09-22-2014 at 11:44 AM.
    09-22-2014 07:52 AM
  10. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    As soon as I saw the title I knew this was going to be about Messenger asking for permissions that pretty much all Android apps ask for.
    Its just because its Facebook that this made the news.

    This isn't news.
    MikeSo likes this.
    09-22-2014 07:59 AM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    This isn't even "Fox News."

    It's a local channel that's owned by Fox. The only "Fox News" is the cable news channel. This local channel is just as qualified to discuss local news as any other local news channel.
    MikeSo likes this.
    09-22-2014 09:18 AM
  12. ReconVirus's Avatar
    All I have to say is, if you don't have any idea what a app permissions are and why it requires them then you shouldn't be allowed to own a smart phone if u r gonna freak out for no reason. Swear, think people are just getting stupid by the day..
    Live2Deliver and FAHMI BASSEM like this.
    09-22-2014 09:25 AM
  13. Torcher Death's Avatar
    All I have to say is, if you don't have any idea what a app permissions are and why it requires them then you shouldn't be allowed to own a smart phone if u r gonna freak out for no reason. Swear, think people are just getting stupid by the day..
    That is precisely why smart gadgets are so popular these days.
    Live2Deliver likes this.
    09-22-2014 10:04 AM
  14. troylytle's Avatar
    This isn't even "Fox News."

    It's a local channel that's owned by Fox. The only "Fox News" is the cable news channel. This local channel is just as qualified to discuss local news as any other local news channel.
    I think that is the problem. I don't find local news qualified to discuss local news.
    09-22-2014 10:16 AM
  15. berty6294's Avatar
    I'd be more afraid of Google asking for all those permissions. OH WAIT, if you have an Android phone, you already have the biggest reseller of personal information looking through your phone!
    09-22-2014 10:48 AM
  16. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Built in messaging app, will it solve this?
    09-22-2014 11:50 AM
  17. Guytronic's Avatar
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    09-22-2014 12:02 PM
  18. qa_ninja's Avatar
    surprised skype isn't mentioned comparable to Facebook Messenger for the battery issues I feel
    09-22-2014 12:11 PM
  19. ReconVirus's Avatar
    Built in messaging app, will it solve this?
    What is there to solve?
    09-22-2014 12:21 PM
  20. troylytle's Avatar
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    Sorry to let you down Guytronic. :( I think the issue here is people not reading into what these permissions are used for. A little common sense would tell you that the app needs these to function correctly. The store requires you be forthcoming about the permissions you will be employing. Isn't that nice? But then we have idiots who think the world will end because facebook didn't want to annoy you for your permission everytime you sent a message.
    09-22-2014 02:22 PM
  21. colinkiama's Avatar
    Lol I remember when my friends show me this. I was just baffled at how they freak out over these permissions however Facebook does invade your privacy by using these permissions to sell ads however am I even gonna click on the Ads. No! So why should I care?
    09-22-2014 03:30 PM
  22. tk-093's Avatar
    This "hoax" had been going around Facebook for a few months now. The Messenger app (at least on Android) has the same permissions that the normal Facebook app has. It was pretty funny seeing people post this from their mobile Facebook app complaining about the Messenger app.

    It needs to access your pictures because you can send pictures... your mic because you can voice dial people... your camera because you can use it to take pictures...

    Could it do this stuff secretly in the background. Sure! So could the normal Facebook app... so could any other app that needs access to those things. But if some company like Facebook actually DID that. They would be screwed.
    09-22-2014 03:53 PM
  23. sinime's Avatar
    I deleted the FB messenger app, but not because of anything to do with this post... I'm upset with FB forcing MS to remove the FB messaging from the stock WP8.1 messaging app and as such, I have no use for it.
    09-22-2014 04:10 PM
  24. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well I wouldn't trust fox news as the sole source of reliable information

    Watched the video, plus why should android users be worried anyway?

    Heck if people are truly worried then they might as well just use tin cans & a string as it is not like uninstalling one app will prevent any other organistations "cough" (who I shall not name) from looking through your life if they wanted to without prior approval and without you knowing about it.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 09-23-2014 at 03:31 AM.
    09-23-2014 02:25 AM
  25. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    I feel that feature phones will be the next trend.
    I mean are there any app that doesn't fall into this 'spyware' category given the criteria by these retards?
    sinime likes this.
    09-23-2014 10:41 AM
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