iOS 13 Forced Facebook to Admit it Collects Your Location Data

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Yes, I know how shocked you are folks. As it turns out, Facebook lied about yet another thing: It totally collects your location data, and admitted that fact itself in a blog post.

For years the antisocial media giant has claimed it doesn’t track your location, insisting to suspicious reporters and privacy advocates that its addicts “have full control over their data,” and that it does not gather or sell that data unless those users agree to it.

Then, late on Monday, Facebook emitted a blog post in which it kindly offered to help users “understand updates” to their “device’s location settings.”

You may have missed the critical part amid the glowing testimony so we’ll repeat it: “… use precise location even when you’re not using the app…”

Quote from a TMO reader: “Hoping that FB will somehow become secure is as much magical thinking as expecting a wild pig to perform the role Juliet for Bolshoi.”

Check It Out: iOS 13 Forced Facebook to Admit it Collects Your Location Data

iOS 13 Forced Facebook to Admit it Collects Your Location Data

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  1. wab95

    Andrew:

    I had to sit down for this one. I’m utterly shattered, gutted even.

    FB lied to us? Not sure whom we can trust anymore.

    Thank goodness, at least our politicians are still honest with us.

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