Facebook rethinks data-share option

Facebook goes back on its decision to allow developers to collect users' personal information such as home address and mobile phone numbers following feedback.

Facebook has temporarily disabled a developer option that could have resulted in the disclosure of personal information.

The social networking site said in blog on Tuesday that it was rethinking an option that would have allowed developers of Facebook apps to gather contact information, including home addresses and mobile phone numbers.

"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," Facebook said in a blog post. "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, and will be temporarily disabling this feature until those changes are ready."

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