Facebook Admits To Collecting Call And Text Message History From Some Users

Facebook Admits To Collecting Call And Text Message History From Some Users
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

27 Mar 2018

Facebook has been collecting and storing detailed calling and text messaging records from some of its users for years, the company admitted over the weekend.

The data was collected on an opt-in basis, but the information retained further adds to the privacy backlash the company is currently facing.

First reports about Facebook collecting this data surfaced last week, when some users made use of a Facebook feature that allows them to download all of their data from the company’s servers.

Some users found that these records included detailed records about phone calls they made in the past, including numbers called, as well as date, time and duration of each and every call.