As Facebook shuts down messaging on its main smartphone app, users are forced to use the stand-alone Facebook messenger app. Once you have installed Facebook messenger you give the app permission to do the following.
- Locate exactly where you are
- View your saved pictures and videos
- Call phone numbers, read and send text messages
- Record audio, and take pictures and videos, at any time
- Read your phone’s call log, including info about incoming and outgoing calls
- Read your contact data, including who you call and email and how often
- Read personal profile information stored on your device
- Access the phone features of the device, like your phone number and device ID
- Get a list of accounts known by the phone, or other apps you use.
If you download Messenger your mobile-phone device, as millions have already done, you give Facebook theoretical permission to look at virtually everything you do. Government officials and private app developers have helped creating this spy Facebook messenger app.