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PostSubject: Facebook Suspends Developer Access   Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:29 am

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Facebook suspends developer access to users' phone numbers and addresses after widespread criticism

It's the flip-side of enjoying instant communication with your friends.
Facebook has courted a fresh privacy row after allowing developers of apps access to sensitive information including telephone numbers and addresses.
The social networking site announced the change on its blog last Friday, saying: 'We are now making a user's address and mobile phone number accessible.'
Internet security analysts and privacy experts immediately advised people to remove their phone numbers and addresses from the site.
Facebook yesterday responded by temporarily suspending the controversial move.
'Over the weekend, we got some useful feedback that we could make people more clearly aware of when they are granting access to this data,' wrote Facebook's Douglas Purdy in a blog post.

'We agree, and we are making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so.
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