Should Facebook Give Out Your Phone Number?

Today, Lamarr rants on Facebook because – according to him – they STILL don’t get it when it comes to privacy. Facebook is now letting third-party apps have phone numbers and addresses of users.


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Even if it IS opt-in, a good percentage of Facebook users are (as Lamarr eloquently stated) “…on the 6th floor when there are only 5 flights.” People will click allow for anything to start an app quickly. Even if it is their responsibility to read the fine print, the majority of people don’t.

If Facebook knows that most of their users are not going to pay close enough attention before allowing an app to have access, then the company is seriously failing the public they supposedly are there to serve.

Should Facebook take some responsibility here to care for this segment of the population and not even make this option available to begin with?

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  • leftystrat

    At this point it’s no longer Faceyspaces. It’s the geniuses who willingly give their privacy to it.

    Better them than me.