Facebook Gives Apps Access to Addresses, Phone Numbers

Monday Jan 17th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff

The rules say Facebook users must give apps permission to access this personal information, but experts warn that rogue apps may access the data without permission.

DailyTech: Facebook apps can now access users' addresses and phone numbers. According to Facebook policies, apps must ask users for permission before accessing this data, but some worry that rogue apps will access the information without permission.

Security expert Graham Cluley from Sophos advises users to remove their physical addresses and phone numbers from their profiles.

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