The Verge: Facebook says Times’ ‘text message’ story is “misleading at best”

Josh Peterson Contributor

Today British paper The Sunday Times has written what appears at first glance to be a shocking discovery of abuses of privacy at Facebook. According to the article, Facebook “admitted to reading text messages” as part of a trial to launch its own messaging service. The story then goes on to conflate this alleged infraction with both anonymous and known “phone apps” that pilfer your data while you’re not looking.

There’s just one small problem: Facebook says the report is misleading at best.

Full Story: Facebook responds to SMS-reading claims: ‘the suggestion is ridiculous’