Some are getting concerned over the new Facebook Messenger App for smartphones and it's approach to privacy within it's terms and conditions.

The app will be required from now on in order to send messages back and forth to friends from your smartphone. However, by downloading the app you will have to accept the terms and conditions which state that Facebook will be given access to your phones built in microphone and also photo/video camera at any time without your permission. If that's not enough, the app also has the right to make use of your registered phone number in order to make calls and send text messages.

There are concerns by users that this is a breach of privacy and a step too far in the wrong direction when it comes ot protecting online privacy. Others are not so worried and have dismissed claims that this is a breach of privacy at all.

What are your thoughts on the issue? Are these changes enough to make you stop using Facebook altogether?


Call in today on the afternoon drive show between 4 - 6 pm and share your thoughts. We'd love to hear where you stand on this issue.

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