Facebook could spy on your text messages… but doesn’t (maybe).

A report out over the weekend says that the Facebook app for Android reads the text messages off of your phone.

Facebook has responded by saying the Times piece as “completely wrong”, but acknowledges that the Android application permissions require SMS read and write permissions for “testing purposes”.

A lot of Android apps ask for a lot of ridiculous permissions. ZDNET put together this awesome table of Android apps permission.

By now you are asking: So, What do I do?

If you own an Android phone all you can do is not install apps that ask for ridiculously over reaching apps. Is accessing your Facebook on your phone really worth them having access to your text messages (even if they arent reading them)?

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