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By Ryan Nakashima And Mae Anderson The Associated Press

How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting and when in the first place?

The short answer: Because Google let it. The longer answer: Well, it’s complicated.