Aug 7, 2018

Facebook denies seeking users' bank data

Facebook said some users opted in to accessing some financial information in its Messenger app. Facebook said that users must opt in to linking the Messenger chat app to their bank accounts. Some account linking is in place on a relatively small scale at the moment - for example, Facebook users in Singapore who bank with Citi can check balances and view recent transactions. More widely, Facebook users can connect their PayPal accounts to Messenger to track transactions and shipping updates. The ability to make payments via Messenger was rolled out to UK Facebook users last year.

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