Facebook To Rework On Data Sharing Feature With Applications
Posted by pratyushkp
Facebook is apparently re-thinking its features that allow applications of private player’s access over the user’s private data which includes home address and phone number.
The social networking site which introduced this feature on Friday, allowed developers to access a user’s mobile phone number and home address when they downloaded the application. Though applications have to ask permission before they access the data of a user, the new application now included a query requesting information on a user’s phone number and addresses, and users weren’t happy to let third party applications have control over their personal data, which meant that they couldn’t access the application.
Facebook has now “Temporarily Disabled” this function, after it received negative feedback from Facebook users. Facebook official Douglas Purdy in a blog post said “Over the weekend, we got some useful feedback that we could make people more clearly aware of when they are granting access to this data. We agree, and we are making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so. We’ll be working to launch these updates as soon as possible,”