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Submitted by Vyralize 637d ago | news

Symantec discovers phonebook leak in Facebook for Android app

Vyralize: According to a report by Symantec, the current Facebook for Android app uploads your entire contact list to their servers even if you don’t have a Facebook account. (Facebook, Software, Symantec)

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In2iti0n  +   637d ago
The funny thing is, this isn't a "leak". It's intentional.
Except now they're acting dumb.
zeal0us  +   637d ago
Glad I remove Facebook app from my android phone. Honestly if I want to get on Facebook, I just wait till I get home.
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Speed-Racer  +   637d ago
You can browse it from the web. Same experience without them spying on you.
Soldierone  +   637d ago
Geez, I'm just going to remove the stupid app. Its honestly the most broken app I ever downloaded, but it entertains me for ten minutes with its 2 day old updates.....

Tried everything, and the app is still a piece of crap... now its leaking information, so long Facebook.
nix  +   636d ago
say hello to my friends, facebook.

and there's this woman i loved, she married someone else... tell her "hi and bye" from my side.
slazer101  +   636d ago
"huge list of apps secretly uploading private data to app developers’ servers"

It would be nice to have the list.
GentlemenRUs  +   636d ago
And this is why I deleted my account last year.

Remember kids! Facebook is not cool! It steals all yer information!

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