A 3-D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)
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On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices.A spokeswoman told the Associated Press that Facebook uses the information to rank contacts in Messenger so they are easier to find, and to suggest people to call.Users get the option to allow data collection when they sign up for Messenger or Facebook Lite, the Facebook posting said. The feature was first introduced on Facebook Messenger in 2015 and added later on Facebook Lite.The ads said Facebook is limiting the data apps received when users sign in.
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