Saturday, 11 June 2011

Facebook to share user phone numbers, home addresses with third parties.

"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."

One thing I don't quite understand, for what legitimate purposes might an application desire the personal data of Facebook users? Seems very fishy to me. I think users of Facebook should fully understand that, despite their privacy settings, their profile is public and any personal details they add onto the site should already be considered leaked.

18 comments:

  1. Well this is a reason more to delete my FB profile.
    I think that stuff state above are illegal, don't you think?
    This is an invade to our privacy..

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  2. I don't even have my real name there. They're never gonna get me.

    But some of my "friends" is smart enough to put their real address on the about me column.

    Like srsly..

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  3. Each day another company gets their dirty hands on our information. Another reason I don't even have a cellphone.

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  4. This is the exact reason I never listed my address or number on facebook.

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  5. I thought this issue was already taken care of and complained about XD.

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  6. Whooaaa, if there going to do that then wheres my money?

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  7. I'll have to wtch out what application i use then :/

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  8. It is strange how trusting some people can be when it comes to stuff like this. If I am not expecting something in the mail then I put in a fake name and address. There is no need...

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  9. They better have a way to opt out of this, just like you can choose to have an unlisted number.

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  10. Never been there and no way that it will ever change.

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  11. Well extually when ever we put info on the internet we put it in an open place... So yea a story with 2 sides... : /

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  12. what the. why would they, good thing i didnt give them my phone number.

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  13. Good thing i removed nearly all my personal info on there!

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  14. I hate facebook, more a orkut guy.

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  15. Man, thats really not right

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  16. Takin liberties. Gettin a bit bored with FB.

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