Ryan Thomason

This is Why You Don’t Make Facebook too Personal

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Facebook is giving app developers access to some of the most sensitive personal data it possess: Members’ addresses and phone numbers.

The company slipped the change in quietly, announcing it late last week in a post on its developer blog.

Facebook members will need to explicitly grant permission for apps to tap into their contact information. And they’ll only be able to grant that permission for their own data — users can’t choose to allow access to their friends’ contact information.

So basically, you really gotta play around with our privacy settings now if you’re the type to list your address and phone number on Facebook. Though, I give you a big thumbs down if you list those, come on people, you’re asking for it.

Read the whole article here, Even though I hate Facebook, I don’t know why I just can’t stop using it. You assholes.

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