Facebook users are worried, some even outraged, over privacy issues concerning its new app—Facebook Messenger—but are the fears warranted?
Messenger doesn't require users to give up any more personal information than what it already has with the current app. Yet, many users are voicing concerns about the permissions they have to agree to before downloading the app. The app needs permission to use the camera, or to find contacts from a contact list, but its only when the user summons the app to do these things.
Facebook posted a blog announcing some of the changes that would come with the new messaging app a few months ago, but the public may have needed a little more hand-holding, according to John Simons, media and technology editor at the Associated Press.