Facebook slurped phone numbers says Norton


Norton has pinged Facebook for slurping Android users’ phone numbers without their consent. The findings, posted here, were announced along with a new version of the company’s Android security app.

Norton, which once famously blocked Facebook as a phishing site, says the updated Mobile Insight flagged Facebook for Android as leaking the device phone numbers, affecting a “significant portion” of the hundreds of millions of people who have downloaded the app from Google Play.


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