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    The Huffington Post article is not correct - read about here at Snopes -----

    http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/messenger.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    The Huffington Post article is not correct - read about here at Snopes -----http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/messenger.asp
    Kat,

    Snopes does not say the article is incorrect. Snopes rates it as a "MIXTURE: Multi-colored bullets identify claims which are a mixture of truth and falsehood."

    Snopes has a problem with the author's conclusion - not disputing the FB Mobile Messenger TOS:

    "Whether Facebook Messenger's TOS are truly "insidious" or not, Sam Fiorella warned that if users are willing to accept TOS as lengthy and involved as Facebook Messenger's without reading them, app developers might be "emboldened" to include even more potentially invasive conditions in future TOS:"

    The author of the article says:

    "If this many people have not read the Messenger Terms of Service (or have read it and don't care), how emboldened will mobile developers be in the future? I understand the nature of "free" mobile apps. I'm prepared to give up some personal data for the right to access a game, content, or social network for free and to have an improved advertising experience while enjoying that free service. However, Facebook has pushed this too far. It's time we stood up and said "no!"

    Snopes comments in reply:

    " In order for apps to do what they need to do efficiently, they need to be granted a variety of accesses and permissions by users. Do we accept that such access will not be used for malicious purposes (by either the developers or unauthorized third parties), or do we give up ease of use in exchange for more cumbersome protections?"

    Snopes in no way disputes that Facebook Mobile Messenger is making their users agree to their Terms of Service which include:

    Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity


    Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.


    Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.


    Allows the app to record audio with microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.


    Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.


    Allows the app to read you phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.


    Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.


    Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.


    Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.


    Allows the app to get a list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

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    The original post is correct and nothing in the Snopes link you provide disputes that. It just explains it.
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    The HP articles intent is to scare people about using FB messenger -- the expansion of info from snopes I found to be helpful in explaining what HP left out.

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    I really don't think this thread has anything to do with Negril,or Jamaica.so ;like you've always said to people,lets keep it to Jamaica related information.
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    Thanks for the insight. We appreciate this info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I really don't think this thread has anything to do with Negril,or Jamaica.so ;like you've always said to people,lets keep it to Jamaica related information.
    Agreed Mud -
    have a good day! Time to book, pack and go!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I really don't think this thread has anything to do with Negril,or Jamaica.so ;like you've always said to people,lets keep it to Jamaica related information.
    Mud,

    If there wasnt a Facebook Connect option, this could be considered irrelevant information. But since there is, our visitors should be made aware of things that Negril.com connects to.

    Kat,

    Snopes' take on the issue is interesting, it lets people understand that many apps have the same TOS and that using any free app you are giving up some form of privacy.
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    Please see the comments above. Snopes does not dispute that the fact that the FB Messenger App does force their users to agree to all stated "perrmissions":

    Snopes does not say the article is incorrect. Snopes rates it as a "MIXTURE: Multi-colored bullets identify claims which are a mixture of truth and falsehood."

    Snopes has a problem with the author's conclusion - not disputing the FB Mobile Messenger TOS:

    "Whether Facebook Messenger's TOS are truly "insidious" or not, Sam Fiorella warned that if users are willing to accept TOS as lengthy and involved as Facebook Messenger's without reading them, app developers might be "emboldened" to include even more potentially invasive conditions in future TOS:"
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    The TOS is a contract.

    Nobody reads the fine print of a contract until the sh*t hits the fan.

    Did you really think it was free?

    soon come

    Cap

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