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Facebook to share user phone numbers and home addresses with third parties!
03-01-2011, 09:30 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Facebook will move forward with a plan to allow third parties to access the personal data of users, the latest in a series of moves drawing controversy over the privacy of its massive consumer base.

The feature will permit applications to seek the private data of Facebook account holders, such as phone numbers and home addresses. The company appears to be acting within its rights, according to PC World magazine.

The social networking giant quietly enabled the feature in January, but suspended it a few days later after a backlash from users, intending to bring it back in an improved manner.

In a letter responding to concerns raised by Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX), Facebook said two weeks ago that the feature would return in a way that seeks to emphasizes permission from users before third parties gain access to their personal information.

Read it all at rawstory.com

13.gif I think that is taking things a bit over the top, one must be very careful when the read an eula. There are ways to protect your privacy on line, but generally speaking; they are not the default settings.
Be careful.


03-01-2011, 09:37 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,392 Threads:1,584 Joined:Feb 2011
No, not many people read the fb EULA (End-User License Agreement), and even if they do they don't really understand that it's about their privacy brick.gifsheep.gif
03-01-2011, 09:49 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,114 Threads:770 Joined:Feb 2011
Well, I gotta say, if you put your address, phone number, birth date or home town in your info, you pretty much deserve what you get. Use a little common sense. Just sayin'...

Facebook can be a great tool to keep up with friends and family or it can be a major headache. DO NOT use ANY of the apps. Many of the app creators have been known to sell your info. Facebook has been known to sell your info. Use only the basic functions and don't put down any more info than you absolutely have to. And be sure to set all of your settings to private. Most of all, don't use FB as a place to meet new people. Limit your friends list to people you actually know in real life.

Greed is what will be the end of Facebook.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice



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