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How to Delete Address, Cell Number from Facebook
CNET.Com
By: Larry Magid
Update January 18, 2011


As reported by Lance Whitney, Facebook has temporarily suspended providing cell numbers and addresses to application developers.

Still, it's a good idea to at least consider not posting that information or limiting who can see it.

This post shows how to delete the information.

( For details on how to control access, see my post at www.SafeKids.com. )

Facebook will ask you each time you download an app whether to allow access to your contact information.


(Credit: Facebook screen shot)


On Friday, Facebook made yet another change to its privacy policy, enabling third-party application developers to access your street address and cell phone number.

This information was made public Friday night on the Facebook Developer Blog.

The good news is that this is an opt-in feature, but there's a catch.

Each time you install a Facebook app you're asked whether to allow access to your "basic information" and your "current address and mobile phone number," and if you click Allow, the information can be provided.

Many people routinely do click Allow without necessarily reading the request for permission or thinking about the implications.

The safest way to make sure your address and phone number aren't passed on to developers is to not provide it all, and if it is there in your Facebook profile, to remove it.

I especially recommend that parents talk with their teens about removing this information from their profiles.


-> Steps to remove contact information from your profile.
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