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[News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

Midnight_Caller
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[News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Facebook to share home addresses, phone numbers"]
How Zuckerberg learned to stop worrying and love opt in
To the dismay of some, Facebook will indeed introduce a new feature that gives users the option of sharing their home addresses and cellphone numbers with third-party application developers.
Facebook managers are still working out specifics, but under a plan the company outlined late last month, the site would allow users to plug their address and phone number into applications they run on their accounts. The information would be shared only after a user specifically grants permission, and the information could be removed at any time by making a few changes in the user's settings panel.
Facebook already forbids people under 13 to use its services. The company still hasn't decided whether it users under the age of 18 will be permitted to share their address and phone number at all. Facebook also hasn't decided when the new capability will be rolled out.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

how can you call it private if you put your details on an open system and dont use the private option
Midnight_Caller
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

Me I would not call Facebook private in any sense of the word, even if you lock it down, it is still open.
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

My last 2 ex bosses are both on FB.. needless to say I'm not! FB won't be sharing anything about me  Cool
It's creepy seeing your manager checking out your colleague on FB.. very creepy.
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

Got my DVD of 'The Social Network' in the post yesterday.  Looking forward to seeing it at the weekend.
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

Let me know if its any good would you?
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

@artmo, What DVD?
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

An extremely simple answer to all this....  don't have a Facebook/Myspace etcetcetc account. At least you'll reduce the risk of being cloned!  Cheesy
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Re: [News Story] - Facebook to share even more of your private information

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@artmo, What DVD?

Gary, it's in post #4 'The Social Network'.  It's the story of the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.