Facebook Messenger is even more invasive than we thought [CARTOON]

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest app takes onerous Terms of Service to a strange new level

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Cartoons showing a husband and wife. Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on the floor looking through boxes of old photos. The wife points at Zuckerberg and says, 'Who gave Mark Zuckerberg permission to go through our old photo albums?' The husband says, 'Apparently I did when I installed the Facebook Messenger app.' Zuckerberg, laughing at a photo, says, 'Ha! You were such a dweeb in high school!'

I'm joking here - I think

Image credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

It seems like every month or two Facebook sends the Internet into a tizzy by making its terms of service (seemingly) ever more onerous. The latest example is the kerfuffle over the TOS for its new app, Facebook Messenger. Some people are refusing to install it, or are uninstalling it, since it asks for access to all sorts of things like photos, contacts, texts, location data, etc. Others, though, point out that, per usual, this is much ado about nothing. I tend to fall into the latter category but, hey, why let that stop me from poking fun at Facebook and the Hooded One?

Have a great weekend!

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