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5 Facebook Home privacy facts

Kristin Burnham | April 10, 2013
A look at the privacy implications of Facebook Home

You Can Turn off Location Services

Facebook Home doesn't use location in any way that's different from the Facebook app you already have on your Android phone, the company says. And, as with any app, you can control the location permission in your phone's settings.

Facebook Home Does Not Collect Information from Non-Facebook Apps

Facebook can see that you launched a map application using the app launcher, but it will not receive information about what directions you searched for or any other activity within the application itself, Facebook says.

Some of your apps may already be Facebook-enabled so you can share your activity within the app back to Facebook, but "this integration existed long before we launched Home, and apps that have it will tell you if it is available," Facebook says.

For more information about the data Facebook collects through Home, mobile apps or the desktop version, check out Facebook's Data Use Policy.

 

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