Facebook Collects Sensitive Personal Information From Many Mobile Apps: WSJ
Facebook is collecting personal information from many mobile apps just seconds after users enter their data, according to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal. The social media company can collect this often intimate information even if the user has no connection to Facebook, as these apps often send the information without any specific disclosure, according to the newspaper’s testing. At least 11 popular apps have been sharing the sensitive data with Facebook. These apps, some of which are used to aid in losing weight or monitor various health conditions, allowed Facebook to collect data “even if no Facebook account is used to log in and if the end user isn’t a Facebook member,” the WSJ reports.