Facebook Accused Of Storing Android Users' Call, Text Info

Law360 (April 10, 2018, 5:18 PM EDT) -- An Android user hit Facebook Inc. with a proposed class action in California federal court Monday for allegedly copying and storing records of calls and texts without telling people or first seeking their explicit permission. 

Users who downloaded the social media company's app onto their Android-based smartphone automatically had their calls and text messages logged onto Facebook servers for the company's own use, even in instances when users were not simultaneously using the Facebook application, the suit states. 

The data collection went beyond what users signed up for and included accessing call and text histories, including metadata on the names and numbers...

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