Facebook quietly announced to developers that they are granting apps access to users’ telephone numbers and home addresses. By employing the I-forgot-to-opt-out strategy, Facebook can feed your contact information to any app that requests it unless you deny the access. The next time you add a Facebook app, make sure you actually read what information they want in return.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.