I don't want to say, "I told you so" (because that's crappy and can come off mean-spirited), but Facebook is not a company that's on the up and up with it's consumers. Especially when it comes to privacy and the data they are collecting on you. It's one of the reasons I left the platform. If you have a quick 19 minutes, I fully recommend giving this podcast a listen.
Today, Explained: All Your Data for $20
If you prefer to read your news here's a wonderful NPR article about this whole debacle:
This is not the first time Facebook has been accused of going to extreme lengths to get user data. In 2013, it bought a company called Onavo and allegedly used the Onavo app to get more information about WhatsApp, a competing messaging platform that Facebook ultimately bought for $19 billion.
"To use it this way, and under their own name, is just amazing to me. I don't understand what they thought they were doing, or how they thought they could get away with this," Will Strafach, a mobile-security researcher who studied the app for TechCrunch, told NPR.
Be safe out there, friends! (Also, Stay Warm!!)