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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:41 PM
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Facebook gives apps access to addresses and phone numbers
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- 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.

But that may not be enough of a shield. Facebook frequently comes under fire for its constantly changing privacy policies, and many users find the tools it makes available for adjusting privacy settings very confusing.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/17/technology/facebook_privacy/
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:45 PM
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1. The money has to come from somewhere.
:think:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:47 PM
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2. Don't allow apps.
Problem solved.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:47 PM
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:52 PM
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4. 40-60% kind.
Independents.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:58 PM
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:11 PM
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9. I'm blown away by the amount of personal info some people share
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:14 PM
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:37 PM
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14. Me too, and...
then there's the matter of people's dirty laundry being posted.

Family fights.

People bragging about how drunk they got Saturday night and how shitty they feel Sunday afternoon when they finally get out of bed at 3 PM.

Where they're going and what time they're leaving the house and how long they'll be gone (might as well just send out fliers inviting someone to rob them).

And more craziness.

I'm just a spectator to most of it....

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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:52 PM
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5. Facebook doesn't even give you an option to put your address
It lets you put down your cell # in your Contact Info section, but not your address.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:41 PM
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15. that's true, but...
I've seen people forget it's a relatively public venue and actually put their address on postings to their "walls".

If someone has their security so that "everyone" or "friends of friends" can see what they post, then that's not good....

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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:01 PM
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7. That is one reason I don't do Facebook - never have and don't plan on it! n/t
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:36 PM
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12. Likewise.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:06 PM
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8. Where is that graphic someone posted yesterday comparing Assange to Zuckerberg?
This is a prime example of what that graphic illustrated.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:35 PM
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11. If you think Zuckerberg's "end of privacy" philosophy is strong now...
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 06:35 PM by MilesColtrane
wait until Facebook goes public.

Investors want some kind of value for their money.

The pressure to mine and sell membership data will increase by orders of magnitude.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:37 PM
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13. I-Phoners might want to investigate their apps, as well.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:03 PM
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16. Yes it is like Goggle keeping your info - they make $$$ on it. n/t
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