Posted Aug. 12, 2014 at 6:11 a.m.

Premium Lock Is Facebook's Messenger app a privacy threat? Not really

Published: 2014-08-12 06:11:38
Updated: 2014-08-12 06:11:38

Facebook's Nearby Friends   This image provided by Facebook shows the Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphones GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. In truth, Facebook Messenger isn't any more invasive than Facebook's main app --or other similar applications....

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