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Android Central posted Facebook Messenger permissions: Not as scary as the stories might have you believe on August 08, 2014 by Phil Nickinson

 

The FUD is fierce as a 9-month-old story paints a scary — but not really correct — view of Android permissions.

 

You can’t swing a dead cat on the Internet these days without running into yet another misguided story about how scary Android is, and about how apps have access to do all sorts of scary-sounding things. Making the rounds this week is the rehashing of a December 2013 Huffington Post story by Sam Fiorella, whose byline paints him as a partner with Sensei Marketing, and author of Influence Marketing. It’s a scary-sounding (and recently updated and corrected piece, starting thusly:

 

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