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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Facebook admits spying on phone users' text messages

In a stunning admission that came in the midst of controversy concerning Facebook's collaboration with the Obama reelection team to collect information on users that would then be used for Obama's benefit, the social networking giant admitted that it was also spying on its phone users' text messages.
The admission came amid new questions swirling around Facebook's overt cooperation with the Obama campaign in collecting, storing, and then using data that would help it target political ads to citizens.
Facebook stated that it had engaged in accessing the text messages of digital phone users for the purpose of using the information to develop its own text messaging system.
But the question arises as to why the social networking giant would need to spy on specific text messages in order to develop its own technology. 

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