Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. The company was backed by Google, which bought it out in 2005. The first Android-powered phone was sold in 2008.

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Facebook users find Android apps collecting call and text data

By Matt Weinberger

Over the weekend, one Dylan McKay downloaded the archive of all his Facebook data — and found that the social network had been keeping extensive records of the calls and texts he had made from his Android phone.