According to the Wall Street Journal, the Facebook app gathers information from other programs on your phone, including data about weight, blood pressure, and even the status of the ovulation users.

App the world’s most popular social network Facebook can steal the data used in other programs on the user’s smartphone. This was learned from investigation the Wall Street Journal.

According to the publication, the Facebook application collects information for a few seconds after switching on. She can touch various programs. So, social networking interesting data about weight, blood pressure, and even the status of the ovulation users.

The article notes that the company may take possession of data, even if the user is not logged in to your account. Confidential information is collected and shared with corporations for use in advertising purposes. With more complete data about the user, Facebook can more effectively target marketing messages.

The investigation caused the indignation of the Governor of new York Andrew Cuomo. According to Reuters, he ordered two state agencies to examine the published investigation. It would be the Department of financial services and the Department of State of new York. In a statement, Cuomo stresses that this practice, if it actually exists, is a flagrant violation of privacy rights.

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