Facebook has moved to clam users' fears over the privacy implications of its new Android skin, Home.
According to Facebook, the Home will not collect any data from apps that its does not interact with. Facebook said that Home will also not collect location data in any way that is different from what its current apps do.
As an example, Facebook said that it will not collect mapping data from apps started in the Home skin.
"Home will only see how you interact with Home itself," said Facebook privacy officer Michael Richter and chief privacy officer of policy Erin Egan said in a blog post.
"For example, Facebook could see that you launched a map application using the app launcher, but Facebook would not receive information about what directions you searched for or any other activity within the app itself."
Facebook said that it will only continue to collect location data that it already handles through its traditional app. The social networking giant said it will hold and maintain information on the apps users keep on their phone for up to 90 days.
Facebook Home was launched earlier this month. The super-app allows users to put a Facebook-centric skin on their Android handsets. The offering has been heralded as a way to build a phone around people and not apps.
The offering allows users to skin their Android phone to have a Facebook-styled home screen and a slew of social networking themed apps. Facebook is set to release Home on 12 April.
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