Tuesday, January 18, 2011

BBC News - Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing

More privacy-related trial-and-error at Facebook

Facebook appears to have U-turned on plans to allow external websites to see users' addresses and mobile phone numbers.

Security experts pointed out that such a system would be ripe for exploitation from rogue app developers.

The feature has been put on "temporary hold", the social networking firm said in its developers blog.

BBC News - Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing

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