Depressingly sloppy attitude to privacy by facebook

The world’s dominant social network is back at the centre of a privacy storm by allowing application developers to access users’ home addresses and mobile phone numbers as a matter of course.

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Pity to be kicking off 2011 blog by having to return to the subject of privacy.

Seems to be very little sign that in 2011 Facebook is intent on changing its attitude to respecting people’s privacy.  This report is depressingly in line with previous sloppy approaches to managing the security of members’ data.

One begins to wonder whether this is deliberate or a further manifestation of some level of incompetence.

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