Thursday, August 11, 2011

Facebook: Korporate Phone Hackers

If you need another reason to hate FB, here's a little note from Konformist Korrespondent AF on their latest (and probably greatest) outrage, which amounts to a criminal invasion of privacy (of both users and their friends who may want to keep their phone numbers private):

ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS IN YOUR PHONE are now on Facebook. No joke - go to the top right of the screen, click on Account, then click on Edit Friends, go left on the screen and click on Contacts. All phone numbers from your phone (FB friends or not) are published. Please repost this on your Status, so your friends can remove their numbers and thus prevent abuse if they do not want them published.


Scott Rose said...

This is not true, unless you use a crappy Android phone. Android (which is a piece of shit phone platform by the way) has an auto-sync to Facebook feature that can be turned on & off. If you turn it on, you have explicitly told Facebook that you want to merge your telephone with your Facebook account.

Second of all, if you don't have an Android phone, you will only see the phone numbers of Facebook friends who have specifically opted in to show their phone numbers to their friends in their privacy settings.

By the way, I go in depth on how shitty Android is here:

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