Facebook facing class-action lawsuit over scraping text and call logs

The lawsuit follows revelations earlier this year that Facebook logged text messages and phone calls via its Android apps without notifying users.

The lawsuit follows revelations earlier this year that company logged text messages and phone calls via its Android apps without explicitly notifying users they were doing so. Apple iPhone users were unaffected as iOS does not allow apps to scrape call and text log data. The class-action lawsuit alleges that Facebook’s actions violate privacy and competition laws, reports the Guardian. The lawsuit was brought in the northern district of California, Facebook’s hometown area, and states that the company’s action “presents several wrongs, including a consumer bait-and-switch, an invasion of privacy, wrongful monitoring of minors, and potential attacks on privileged communications.” It goes on to say:

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