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Topic # 224008 28-Oct-2017 12:46
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is there any way of getting the facebook app on a device without giving it unfettered access to your contacts, emails etc?

 

I want to start putting up FB posts for a community organisation but after signing up for face book and seeing how much they knew about me ( 25 pages of who I might know including stuff going back to my early school years) despite me not having an FB account - i want to ensure I don't do that to someone else.

 

The info they have on me was gleaned mostly from the apps on phones belonging to people who dont care about privacy ( or think they haven't given FB info by allowing them access to their contacts etc).

 

Also as a community / social worker - for me to put FB on my work phone and give access would breach so many privacy laws it is not funny. however the app is a good way to take quick photos, and do quick posts - keeping people up to date and building community - just not at the expense of privacy.

 

I'm considering getting a virgin device nad using it strictly for FB - but who needs to carry a third phone now days? (personal , work and FB phone)

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1891833 28-Oct-2017 12:54
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If you're using iOS, just don't give Facebook access to anything – I have location, camera, microphone, contacts, and calendar access, all turned off.

 

Sure, the Facebook App bugs me all the time to "Sync your contacts" but I just deny it each time.




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  Reply # 1891859 28-Oct-2017 14:01
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Benjip:

 

If you're using iOS, just don't give Facebook access to anything – I have location, camera, microphone, contacts, and calendar access, all turned off.

 

Sure, the Facebook App bugs me all the time to "Sync your contacts" but I just deny it each time.

 

 

 

 

android unfortunately - also no option to say no when installing. It demands access as part of the install.

 

 





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  Reply # 1891889 28-Oct-2017 16:43
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Android 7.

 

Lets you limit permissions. Settings/Apps/permissions

 

 

 

A.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1892174 29-Oct-2017 16:39
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afe66:

 

Android 7.

 

Lets you limit permissions. Settings/Apps/permissions

 

 

 

A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn't that alittle like bolting the door after the horse has gone? The app demands the access on set up anad I would suspect it has reviewed and sent on your contacts as one of its first actions on install.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1892199 29-Oct-2017 17:54
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Depends on whether you think it's the first thing it does on install.

?Install, 5 seconds later turn off Wi-Fi and data.
Limit the permissions

Then open the app for first time.

Alternatively.(PC) Install virtual software, install Linux, only access fb from a guest login.

Alternatively 2. Shrug shoulders and say my privacy is most important and give up on the group that expects you to use facebook.

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  Reply # 1892237 29-Oct-2017 18:49
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Why not just use the web browser for access? I've never used the FB app on my phone.

 

 


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  Reply # 1892460 30-Oct-2017 10:17
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sbiddle:

 

Why not just use the web browser for access? I've never used the FB app on my phone.

 

 

Yup, I just use the mobile version of their website on my phone. Lets me post stuff and isn't as intrusive or hogging of phone resources.


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  Reply # 1892853 30-Oct-2017 22:32
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^ I do as well.  I wish there was a way to permanently turn off the bar that comes up the top telling you to install the app


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  Reply # 1892889 31-Oct-2017 07:13
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^ I do as well.  I wish there was a way to permanently turn off the bar that comes up the top telling you to install the app

 

 

I've never seen this.

 

 




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  Reply # 1893265 31-Oct-2017 18:41
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sbiddle:

 

Why not just use the web browser for access? I've never used the FB app on my phone.

 

 

 

 

Trying to get a bit of community running for the group - and the app lets you take a photo, quick message and upload it. The html version sucks - it is so complex and a quickie post is not really an option.  Spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to friend a person who commented on a post then gave up. also tried messaging a reply to the person but cant find them in the to fieldif you want to share na event. Typed their name in - doesnt show up. it is not intuitive.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1893266 31-Oct-2017 18:43
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MurrayM:

 

sbiddle:

 

Why not just use the web browser for access? I've never used the FB app on my phone.

 

 

Yup, I just use the mobile version of their website on my phone. Lets me post stuff and isn't as intrusive or hogging of phone resources.

 

 

Will try it out - part of the problem is there are three groups on the site ( community house, mens shed and a commuity garden) - which really deserve seperate attention as they do very different things and have different groups of people. Blog site much easier and emailing in a post or a quick upload is sooooo easy.

 

 





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