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Facebook explains why they want access to your SMS

In a recent update, Facebook gained the ability to read your text messages. For a company that has a checkered past with regard to the privacy of information, it raised eyebrows. Was Facebook trying to pry deeper into your device to force ads upon you? The explanation from Facebook points to a really simple solution.

Facebook scans messages, uses info for targeted advertising, suit alleges

Facebook has been sued in a California court by two users, claiming the popular social media platform reads private messages for targeted advertising. The suit alleges that Facebook scans private messages, then uses the info gained to serve up ads that highlight interests. Such actions would violate the Electronics Communications Privacy Act and some California privacy and unfair competition laws, the suit argues.

Farm Heroes Saga expands from Facebook to Android

King, the game developer who can probably be blamed for a lot of killed productivity thanks to Candy Crush Saga, is unleashing another one of its games, but this time with a healthier theme. Farm Heroes Saga, a hit casual game on Facebook, has now arrived on mobile platforms for Android and iOS users to enjoy and fawn over.

T-Mobile’s GoSmart customers to get Facebook access, even without a data plan

If your Facebook addiction knows no bounds, it might be time to jump on T-Mobile’s bandwagon. The coolest carrier on the planet has announced they will allow Facebook to be accessed offline for those who are on one of their GoSmart Mobile plans. GoSmart, which is essentially T-Mobile’s lower-end prepaid offering, was announced earlier this year. With plans starting at $30/month, it’s aimed at the emerging mid-tier smartphone market.

Facebook Home update teased in first look video

Facebook Home originally launched back in April. This was right around the same time the HTC First Facebook phone launched with AT&T and while that handset has long since disappeared from the memories of many, it looks like Facebook is not quite ready to give up on Home. We saw an update back in October that added support for a variety of other social services, and more recently, Facebook has dropped a first look style video teasing the next update.
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