Most Android phones, by contrast, gravely lag behind in receiving security updates, have no specialized encryption hardware, and often handle privacy controls in a way that is detrimental to user interests. Few governments or companies complain about Android phones. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it came to light that Facebook had been downloading and keeping all the text messages of its users on the Android platform—their content as well as their metadata.

On Apple phones, however, Facebook couldn’t harvest people’s text messages because the permissions wouldn’t allow it.

https://www.wired.com/story/why-zuckerberg-15-year-apology-tour-hasnt-fixed-facebook/

5 thoughts on “Most Android phones, by contrast, gravely lag behind in receiving security updates, have no specialized encryption…

  1. < ![CDATA[There's no way I would use Messenger on Android. I use it on iOS and it's constantly trying to get access to my contacts. Like, son, I'm only using you to talk to people on FB.]]>

  2. To clarify: Messenger on Android asks for a ton of permissions (including full access to your SMS messages) when you install it. I’m not sure which of them you can actually opt out of. It’s just incorrect for Zuck to claim it was an opt-in feature.

  3. < ![CDATA[To clarify: Messenger on Android asks for a ton of permissions (including full access to your SMS messages) when you install it. I’m not sure which of them you can actually opt out of. It’s just incorrect for Zuck to claim it was an opt-in feature.]]>

  4. The genuinely important part of this article is that Wired has documented Zuckerberg apologizing for violating user trust going back to 2003. Dude is a dudebro shithead and needs to be taken down.

  5. < ![CDATA[The genuinely important part of this article is that Wired has documented Zuckerberg apologizing for violating user trust going back to 2003. Dude is a dudebro shithead and needs to be taken down.]]>