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Facebook, privacy, and you!

Posted By On January 19, 2011 @ 10:22 am In Technology | No Comments

Sigh. Another week, another Facebook privacy snafu [1] in the news:

Facebook has put in a lot of effort to getting users to enter their mobile numbers. But now the social network is giving developers access to numbers in addition to home addresses with a single click. Is this just trouble waiting to happen?

Not unsurprisingly, this news spread like wildfire, and the next day, Facebook backed out [2] this new feature, citing “useful feedback” and their plans to “help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so.”

So the good news is that right now, we’re back to where we were last week. But Facebook does intend to roll this feature back out in the future. So if you haven’t yet, take some time and consider Facebook privacy and you [3]!


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URLs in this post:

[1] Facebook privacy snafu: http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-grants-developers-access-to-home-addresses-trouble-waiting-to-happen-2011-01

[2] backed out: http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/447

[3] Facebook privacy and you: #fbprivacy

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