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Facebook will move forward with a plan to allow third parties to access the personal data of users, the latest in a series of moves drawing controversy over the privacy of its massive consumer base.
The feature will permit applications to seek the private data of Facebook account holders, such as phone numbers and home addresses. The company appears to be acting within its rights, according to PC World magazine.
Originally posted by RandalFlagg
I thought Facebook was already sharing our information with corporations to study social trends and stuff!
Originally posted by lewman
wtf, you cant even delete it. is there not a law against this.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Best advice... stay away from Facebook.
You know what else is a face book? A book of mug shots.
I'm assuming FB has our IP addresses, and therefore, our addresses and phone numbers.
Originally posted by prof7
An IP address is not a phone number and an IP address is not a postal address. Its just a temporary number that stays valid only as long as your internet session continues.
Static IP addresses are manually assigned to a computer by an administrator. The exact procedure varies according to platform. This contrasts with dynamic IP addresses, which are assigned either by the computer interface or host software itself, as in Zeroconf, or assigned by a server using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Even though IP addresses assigned using DHCP may stay the same for long periods of time, they can generally change. In some cases, a network administrator may implement dynamically assigned static IP addresses. In this case, a DHCP server is used, but it is specifically configured to always assign the same IP address to a particular computer. This allows static IP addresses to be configured centrally, without having to specifically configure each computer on the network in a manual procedure.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
and a few pictures, no big deal really.
Originally posted by KayinAR
I don't put any of my personal info on facebook. Not my phone number, my address, likes and dislikes, nothing. My profile is pretty bare. My friends who need to know that stuff do. There is no need for everyone you've ever known to have it all. Let alone facebook and whoever they deem necessary. That is ridiculous.