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The latest privacy hubbub with Facebook.<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b><span style="font-size:large;">Facebook will soon share users phone numbers and addresses with 3rd parties</span></b><br><br><br>
By <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/bloggers/brett-michael-dykes" target="_blank">Brett Michael Dykes</a> <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/bloggers/brett-michael-dykes" target="_blank">brett Michael Dykes</a> Tue Mar 1, 3:49 pm ET<br>
It's been a while since we've had an uproar over <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/news/yblog_thelookout/ts_yblog_thelookout/storytext/facebook-will-soon-share-users-phone-numbers-and-addresses-with-3rd-parties/40455577/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101018/tc_yblog_upshot/another-day-another-instance-of-facebook-breaching-user-privacy" target="_blank">Facebook's handling</a> of its users <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/news/yblog_thelookout/ts_yblog_thelookout/storytext/facebook-will-soon-share-users-phone-numbers-and-addresses-with-3rd-parties/40455577/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101022/bs_yblog_upshot/latest-facebook-privacy-outrage-ad-data-outing-gay-users" target="_blank">personal information</a>, so we suppose the time is ripe.<br>
So cue the online outrage: <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thelookout/ts_yblog_thelookout/storytext/facebook-will-soon-share-users-phone-numbers-and-addresses-with-3rd-parties/40455577/SIG=13eupr5pl/*http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-tells-congress-it-will-share-your-phone-number-with-strangers-2011-3" target="_blank">Facebook announced today</a> in a letter to Congress that the social-media platform is moving forward with plans to give third parties access to user information, such as phone numbers and home addresses.<br>
Read the rest of the article <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110301/ts_yblog_thelookout/facebook-will-soon-share-users-phone-numbers-and-addresses-with-3rd-parties" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</div>
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I'm kinda fed up with Facebook. It's got some nice features, but the implementation kinda sucks and doesn't seem all that well thought-out sometimes. However, I feel that I'm sorta stuck with it as long as there are no decent alternatives.<br><br>
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I'd rather punch myself in the mouth than to share that kind of information on facebook.<br><br>
If they're my friends, then they already know where I live and my number.<br><br>
If you want to become my friend, then you'll have to ask.
 

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Does anyone know if FB harvests phone and address info from what a person puts in their FB events, or is the info that's up for sharing only that which a person puts in their profile proper? I will not put my phone number or address in my profile, but I have put it in my events details.
 

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I suspect they do. Everything on facebook is there forever <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Indian Summer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2827739"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm kinda fed up with Facebook. It's got some nice features, but the implementation kinda sucks and doesn't seem all that well thought-out sometimes. However, I feel that I'm sorta stuck with it as long as there are no decent alternatives.<br><br>
Or is there?</div>
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Have you heard of <a href="https://joindiaspora.com/" target="_blank">Diaspora</a>? Some friends of mine have switched to it and like it. Personally, I'm still relatively happy with FB and don't really have time to check yet another online social networking thing.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lucky</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2826608"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In fairness to Facebook, they can't share your information if you don't offer it.</div>
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I agree. I just get annoyed with their stance (or Public Relations tactics) changing every few months regarding user privacy. But you're right ultimately if FB changing their policy back and forth is a problem, simply don't use FB or don't list any info.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Indian Summer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2827739"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm kinda fed up with Facebook. It's got some nice features, but the implementation kinda sucks and doesn't seem all that well thought-out sometimes. However, I feel that I'm sorta stuck with it as long as there are no decent alternatives.<br><br>
Or is there?</div>
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<br><a href="https://joindiaspora.com/" target="_blank">Diaspora's</a> working on it but its buggy and not very user friendly (as it is still in the development stages and you need to know some code in order to run it).
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Indian Summer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2827739"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm kinda fed up with Facebook. It's got some nice features, but the implementation kinda sucks and doesn't seem all that well thought-out sometimes. However, I feel that I'm sorta stuck with it as long as there are no decent alternatives.<br><br>
Or is there?</div>
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Face-to-face human interaction? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Scorpius</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2827978"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Face-to-face human interaction? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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What's the URL?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Earthling</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2828036"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What's the URL?</div>
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<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<a href="http://www.humaninteraction.com" target="_blank">http://www.humaninteraction.com</a> I really hope this is a fake website.
 
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