Facebook Pauses Phone, Address Sharing

It will be back, but only if you want it, says rep
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by DannyGrafix
Posted Jan 18, 2011 10:14 AM CST
In this May, 26, 2010 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the social network site's new privacy settings in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – You can breathe easier: Facebook won’t be sharing your phone numbers and addresses with third-party applications—at least, not just yet. After the company’s announcement of the new feature generated yet another privacy uproar, a director wrote on Facebook’s developer blog that it will put the feature on hold. They are working on ways to “make people more clearly aware of when they are granting access to this data” and ensure that “you only share this information when you intend to do so” before re-launching the feature, he writes.

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