The messenger app heard around the world! Is Facebook Messenger Evil or Innovative?
Today an unprecedented act was committed on the world. Facebook disconnected the messenger feature from their app and created a second and independent app for people to communicate directly with. Social media is in an uproar over what the new Facebook Messenger app can and can not do with your information. Once again Facebook is pushing the limits on security and your privacy….or are they?
We may truly NEVER know what the true intentions of the app are, however I can declare one thing to be clear and true:
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PRIVACY IN SOCIAL MEDIA!
Innovation comes at a price to any business (IBM, Ford, Microsoft, Apple, etc..) and they willingly take it on for forward movement in their industry. Facebook is clearly pushing the limits on people’s privacy and information, but we are willing participants in this social experiment. We have the simple choice to….wait for it….dramatic pause….DELETE the app and walk away. As much as we want to believe it, Facebook is not OUR app or business.
The privacy concerns in question, in my opinion, are clearly for innovative purposes to push the business and the app forward in a very competitive market. The items Facebook wants access to are policies they have to follow for Apple and Android:
- Record Audio
- Take Pictures
- Read Profile Information
- Access your contacts
Facebook Android Polices
Do you DELETE or help further Innovation? That is your choice…choose wisely.