According to records seized by the U.K. Parliament, emails show Facebook acknowledged that collecting Android call data was a “pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective” but moved ahead regardless, Gizmodo reports. Email correspondence showed that employees were worried that a permission screen for the Android update could spur unwanted attention but that a Facebook executive developed a way to circumnavigate the issue. “Based on their initial testing, it seems that this would allow us to upgrade users without subjecting them to an Android permissions dialog at all,” the executive wrote in an email. “It would still be a breaking change, so users would have to click to upgrade, but no permissions dialog screen.”
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