Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Facebook giving developers access to users address, phone number

Jacqui Cheng at Ars Technica reports that Facebook is making another 'helpful' move. It is allowing 3rd party developers to use the Facebook API to access users phone numbers and addresses. According to Facebook users will have to allow developers access. But if an app requires that access to be used, how many people will say no? The developers have to agree to follow strict guidelines on how they can use the data.

That's worked so well in the past.