Facebook details Home data-collection policies to assuage privacy fears


Yesterday Facebook announced its newest mobile initiative, Facebook Home — and today the company has posted a lengthy set of answers in an attempt to address any privacy concerns potential users may have. Simply entitled “Answering Your Questions on Home and Privacy,” the document ranges from whether users will have to continue to use Home once they install it — as shown yesterday, it can be turned off — to what information it collects.

Obviously, the company collects any Facebook-related information like likes or comments, but it also keeps track of what apps you have installed in Home’s launcher. “We store this information in identifiable form for 90 days and use it to provide the service and improve how it works,” the page…

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