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Is it safe to be online these days? That's the question that every Intenet-dependent individual have asked at least once after the iCloud invading took place recently. Now reports online suggest that even social platforms like Facebook has a tendency to follow you. In other words, you are being watched over.
Moreover, many are already taking things seriously as a new report has got them concerned about Facebook's Messenger App, which is reportedly being said to have some kind of surveillance work upon the users.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I've seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance.</p>— Jonathan Zdziarski (@JZdziarski) <a href="https://twitter.com/JZdziarski/status/509353662347755521">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
With the massive Gmail account hack and leaked online later that also took place recently has also interposed users to a cyber-crime prone space.
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.
The new Facebook Messenger app that has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, may have spyware that keeps an eye on your chats and other information, claims an internet security specialist.
Facebook reportedly responded saying, "These accusations are completely unjustified. Privacy is the core to our approach with Messenger, and like any developer, we analyze usage trends to make our apps better, faster, and more efficient."
GizBot will keep you updated in the matter, stay tuned!