Facebook wants you to know Messenger isn’t spying on you. After people got mad about the company’s decision to make downloading Facebook Messenger necessary to use Facebook Chat on mobile, the backlash got so bad Facebook’s Peter Martinazzi issued an official “calm the eff down” announcement.
You might have heard the rumours going around about the Messenger app. Some have claimed that the app is always using your phone’s camera and microphone to see and hear what you’re doing. These reports aren’t true, and many have been corrected.
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