Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Facebook Turning into PhoneBook? FB Plans To Share Users' Phone Numbers and Addresses to 3rd Parties (STRANGERS)

Facebook will be sharing FB users' phone numbers and addresses to third parties?! WTF???!!! Damn, this plan from Facebook!

In a letter to Congress Facebook announced its plan to give third parties access to user information such as phone numbers and home addresses!  The said letter was sent in February 23, 2011. You can read it here. This move from facebook is not new. Way back in January, this has started. However it was quickly suspended. But FB is pushing this plan again, giving our information to strangers.


"If the user wants to permit the application to obtain the information identified, he or she can authorize the application. If, by contrast, the user is not comfortable sharing the information the application is requesting, the user can decline to authorize the application."


Facebook says there is "a standard screen, presented o the user at the moment the user is deciding whether to authorize the application, which identifies precisely what information the application requires to operate."

Sample Screenshot 
from businessinsider.com


Noticeably, from the screenshot above, there are only two options for users to choose from, that is "ALLOW" or "LEAVE APPLICATION". There is not the option to "DON'T ALLOW" yet use the application. So yeah, it sorts of forces you.

I love the whole idea of using facebook for free. But for FB to sell my information to third parties- it S*CKS!  (I don't think we've had problems like this with Friendster..)Best solution now is to put a fake mobile phone number and incomplete address /or fake address on my fb account or just leave these parts empty.

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3 comments

Anonymous
March 2, 2011 at 12:09 AM delete

facebook is a crap! Never put your real information in these sites.

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Anonymous
March 2, 2011 at 12:10 AM delete

i put fake information in my fb account.

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james
March 2, 2011 at 12:14 AM delete

i predicted this to happen.. i am right afterall... laugh * laugh * laugh

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