Facebook Expands Its Data Collection Capabilities, Outside Its Membership


Most Facebook members, who have been paying attention, have dropped its chat option, Messenger, due to the fact that they, Facebook, mine your data through your contacts.

Now, you don’t need a Facebook account use the Facebook Messenger app. And they still use your personal contacts to mine your data.

Now, when people in the United States, Canada and Venezuela who don’t have Facebook accounts download Messenger, they will see a new “not on Facebook?” option on the sign-up screen, which allows them to create an account for the app using their name and phone number.

All of the same Messenger features, including payments and stickers as well as voice and video calls, will be available to people using Messenger without Facebook. The main difference for non-Facebook users, of course, will be features that rely on your network of Facebook friends. Without a connection to a Facebook account, for example, the app will rely solely on your phone’s contacts to find friends on the service. Non-Facebook users also won’t be able to access messages on the web, since those still live on Facebook.com for now.

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