Facebook Disables Contact Info Sharing (For Now)

This is what I get for reporting news on this blog – having to report change: Facebook will temporarily disable the new contact information sharing it just announced. PC Magazine reports:

Facebook announced Tuesday that it will temporarily disable a feature that allowed the social-networking site to share user phone numbers and addresses with app developers.

Douglas Purdy, director of developer relations for Facebook, said in a blog post that the site is “making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so.”

I still recommend you remove all “real life” contact information on Facebook. Put a current email address and nothing more. Your privacy is too precious.