Facebook recently told web developers that they would now have access to the postal address and mobile phone number of users who sign up to their facebook apps. This means that dodgy developers could create an app that collects users’ phone numbers and personal details and then sell them to spammers.

Facebook have now temporarily disabled this new access following  heavy criticism of the risks this will represent to Facebook users. They plan to re-enable the access once they feel they have put a system in place that adequately highlights to users the dangers of sharing this information.

What does this mean for me if I use Facebook apps?

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