Fear over the app's features was unfounded in the first place
Now that folks have freaked the eff out over the permissions declared in the Facebook Messenger app, Facebook finally has added a page to its help section explaining what's going on, and why the app uses the permissions that it does. And — surprise, surprise — Facebook's explanation is exactly what we told you last week, when we broke things down, feature for feature.
So, again. Nothing really to be alarmed over, so far as the app permissions are concerned.
And for what it's worth, the December 2013 Huffington Post story that was the genesis for much of the FUD today added a correction/update. Better late than never, we suppose.