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Dylan McKay
Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner's mum
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Dylan McKay Mar 21
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
a historical record of every single contact on my phone, including ones I no longer have
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Dylan McKay Mar 21
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
metadata about every text message I've ever received or sent spoiler: I don't use messenger for SMS
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Dylan McKay Mar 21
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
and the metadata of every cellular call I've ever made, including time and duration 😬😬
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Ben Vidulich Mar 21
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
Which mobile OS would this data have been pulled from?
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Dylan McKay Mar 21
Replying to @zl4bv
Android 5.1 - I've both Facebook and Messenger installed
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Andras Zoltan Mar 22
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
Isn't that what we agree to when Android pops up with a prompt saying 'access to your call history' etc? I mean, yes: it's scary AF - but are we surprised they *can* do it, or the fact that they *actually* do it after we give them permission?
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Ændrew Rininsland Mar 22
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
This is interesting — I just did the same and none of that info is in there, and I've been using Facebook on my Android phone for years. I wonder if it's because the UK/EU has different personal data disclosure rules? What section of the zip was that all in?
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Carl Brusell Mar 22
Facebook calls?
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Dylan McKay Mar 22
nope, regular cellular calls with the stock 'Phone' android app I used facebook's integrated SMS+cell call functionality for about a week at one point, but disabled it quickly after and went back to the stock app
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Dylan McKay Mar 22
Replying to @shell_ki
The 'Contact Info' tab, inside 'html/contact_info.htm' the only other interesting page I found was the 'Ads' page, which shows all the keywords that are used for you in targeting
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Dylan McKay Mar 22
Replying to @aendrew
Inside 'html/account_info.htm'. There's an 'index.htm' that serves as a homepage to all of the photos+ads+messages+videos+pokes pages in that folder too IIRC
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Dylan McKay Mar 22
Replying to @aendrew
I'm in New Zealand for what it's worth
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Kamen Naydenov Mar 22
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
how big is it?
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Dylan McKay Mar 22
Replying to @pau4o
my ZIP file was ~250mb, but if you have more photos and videos it'll be much larger because it has every photo and video across every album and PM
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Luciano Carvalho Mar 22
It's not Android or iOS, it's the permissions you give the Facebook app. If you allow you to access phone records, contacts and location, you be damn sure it will access them.
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Viljami Kuosmanen Mar 22
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
Android or iOS user?
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Luciano Carvalho Mar 22
A good example is this app I'm using right now (sic). Why does it need permissions to my Phone records, text messages and contacts?
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Pequeño Principe de Bronce Mar 22
Replying to @dylanmckaynz
how do you get this info?? i download the data from the fb page but that info is not there.
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Adam Faircloth Mar 22
Replying to @shipman @lscarval and 4 others
It does not need access to SMS to send 2 factor, or access to Phone to handle background tasks
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