Facebook just told Congress it will soon allow third-party applications to access users’ phone numbers and home addresses – when given permission.
That’s a little bit scary if you’re the kind of – ahem, normal – person who doesn’t like the idea of strangers handling your private contact details.
This a sensible stance, considering how, just back in October, the WSJ busted some Facebook apps for improperly sharing user-information with advertisers.
The super easy solution is to just delete your phone number from Facebook.
But having your phone number and address on Facebook is actually kind of nice. I like to have my contact info there so people I haven’t heard from in a while can call me, send me letters, or wedding invitations without having to ask for the right information.
So what are you supposed to do?