Facebook will soon share users’ phone numbers and addresses with 3rd parties

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    Mar 02, 2011 10:18 AM GMT
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    Knew well in advance this was coming!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110301/ts_yblog_thelookout/facebook-will-soon-share-users-phone-numbers-and-addresses-with-3rd-parties
  • mynyun

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    Mar 02, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    Man that sucks. Guess it's a good thing I didn't put that stuff on there.
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    Mar 02, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
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    Mar 02, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    Just don't have your address and phone number on facebook?
  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    They can't get that info from me.

    1. I use a different last name than my actual last name.
    2. I don't have any phone numbers listed in my contact information
    3. I don't have an address listed in my contact information.
    4 My privacy settings only allow me to see my email address.


    Go to 2 places to make changes

    1.
    Go to your Profile and click on Edit Profile (top right with a little pencil next to it). Click on Contact Information
    My basic information and contact information is entirely blank.

    2
    Also, under Account, go to Privacy Settings, click on Custom, then click on Customize Settings. Contact Information is at the bottom...just select "Only me" for items that you don't want anyone else to know about.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    In the updated portion at the bottom of the article it says that Facebook's spokesperson said "People will always be in control of what Facebook information they share with apps and websites." It seems like users will be able to opt-in for Facebook sharing their information to a third party of their choice.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    sowht95 saidIn the updated portion at the bottom of the article it says that Facebook's spokesperson said "People will always be in control of what Facebook information they share with apps and websites." It seems like users will be able to opt-in for Facebook sharing their information to a third party of their choice.
    Actually it's the other way around. With the way Facebook does things, users will be about to opt-OUT...when they find out what Facebook is doing.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Mar 03, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sowht95 saidIn the updated portion at the bottom of the article it says that Facebook's spokesperson said "People will always be in control of what Facebook information they share with apps and websites." It seems like users will be able to opt-in for Facebook sharing their information to a third party of their choice.
    Actually it's the other way around. With the way Facebook does things, users will be about to opt-OUT...when they find out what Facebook is doing.


    Bingo.. I suspect that is precisely how it will work out. I see this constantly in my line of work and in our competitors as well. Now days its difficult to get out of information sharing circles because they embed the agreements in the fine print on numerous products and services. Download a program or game and install it and click Agree without combing through it? Or.. something more recent that most people do, file your taxes through ANY 'professional' tax preparation company? Almost all of those guys have third party information sharing buried in the agreements.

    But I wonder how Facebook will go about sharing info to third parties on inactive/retroactive accounts, especially if people like me who try their hardest to ignore anything Facebook related never hear anything about this.. Guess that finally brings my Facebook days to a conclusion, I'll just post on my wall my email address and delete the thing. Way over that social phenomenon.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    Just because you delete your profile, doesn't mean the information doesn't exist somewhere and can't be shared. In fact, just because you delete your profile doesn't mean Facebook doesn't claim ownership of the stuff you left behind.

    It's just best not to have this sort of stuff on an online profile.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    bryanc_74 saidJust because you delete your profile, doesn't mean the information doesn't exist somewhere and can't be shared. In fact, just because you delete your profile doesn't mean Facebook doesn't claim ownership of the stuff you left behind.

    It's just best not to have this sort of stuff on an online profile.
    Exactly what happened to me, both with myspace and facebook.
    I deleted my FB profile years ago, before ever putting anything on it. It's still around, but empty.
    I deleted my myspace profile last year...THREE TIMES! It's still around, complete, with everything I ever put on it.

    I will never create another profile on a social networking site.