Privacy of users has been a major concern over years now on Facebook. There was lot happening over this and thousands had even quit Facebook over such issues.
And now with all that promise that Facebook made on enhancing user privacy also comes a big blow – Rogue Facebook apps could now have access to your phone number and address. It’s pretty easy to just click “Allow” and give Farmville (or any number of third-party app swindlers) your cell number and address. One can imagine how someone can easily scam you with that information with them.
From now, you better pay a close attention to the dialog boxes that pops-up when you try add third-party apps to Facebook. If you don’t, you might end up giving them your address and phone number.
As one of the user status read, “I’m deleting all my personal info now. ugh!!!!!”. This is probably the most rational response, as well as being the best way to protect your personal information.
We can only sit back and wait for what Facebook will do to tackle this menace. What’s most obvious is that we now live in a world of decreasing privacy, and Facebook is taking the lead in pushing us forward into this new age.
Do you agree or disagree with Facebook’s decision to grant developers access to additional user data? Let us know…..