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Facebook's new app could bring you phone calls from late relatives

Facebook's new app could bring you phone calls from late relatives
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Facebook recently came out with a new app for Android gadgets called Hello. The app is like super-charged caller ID, because it links phone numbers to Facebook accounts and provides you with additional information about the people or companies that are calling you. But, it also has a drawback. It could accidentally tell you that you recently spoke to a dead person.

That nightmare scenario happened to Huffington Post writer Damon Beres recently after he downloaded the app and took a look at his call history.

When I downloaded the "Hello" app to my smartphone, I swiped over to my call history and was startled to find that my friend's younger brother Oliver was showing up instead of him -- even though he passed away two years ago.

That's a shocking and potentially tragic mix-up. Imagine opening up the app to see the name of a recently deceased relative in your call history. It's a glitch that could cause a painful situation for some of the app's users.

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