Facebook is notorious for changing their privacy rules and revealing personal data. On January 14 they began to allow Facebook applications to access and use user addresses and mobile telephone numbers and use them as part of the platform offered to developers. (see Facebook’s announcement here.)

So what should you do?
Facebook Privacy settings

  • Go to Facebook and log in.
  • Go to Account >> Privacy Settings
  • Select Customize Settings
  • Towards the bottom of the page you’ll see Contact Information
  • Select Customize and set your permissions as you feel appropriate.
  • You can even exclude this information from particular individuals or groups.

Remember, you are responsible for your privacy on the internet. Be careful who you give information to and try to stay on top of changes like this one that could leave your private information at risk!

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