Facebook Messenger app loaded with spyware: report

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Online accounts getting invaded or compromised seem to be the norm nowadays.

We've seen everything from Gmail passwords being hacked to U2 putting their new album directly onto your iPhone.

A new report has many concerned about Facebook's Messenger App and what it’s watching users do.

According to security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, “Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I've seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance.”

The iOS forensics researcher made the declaration on Twitter after spending several hours tinkering around Messenger’s code.

“There is a lot of code that suggests Facebook is running analytics on nearly everything it possibly can monitor on your device,” Zdziarski said.

For more details on Zdziarski’s claims, visit Motherboard.com.



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