(20/05/2019) Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever
According to a confidential document the Intercept had access to, Facebook gives away information
about your phone that is used by your mobile phone carrier.
Facebook’s cellphone partnerships are particularly worrisome because of the extensive
surveillance powers already enjoyed by carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile: Just as your internet
service provider is capable of watching the data that bounces between your home and the wider
world, telecommunications companies have a privileged vantage point from which they can glean a
great deal of information about how, when, and where you’re using your phone. AT&T, for example,
you visit and the mobile applications you use on our networks.” Paired with carriers’ calling
and texting oversight, that accounts for just about everything you’d do on your smartphone.