Facebook Shares Phone Numbers, Addresses With Apps

Facebook is now letting third-party apps have phone numbers and addresses of users, but only if they opt in to share the info.

Facebook’s Developer Blog announced the news:

Because this is sensitive information, we have created the new user_address and user_mobile_phone permissions. These permissions must be explicitly granted to your application by the user via our standard permissions dialogs.

Facebook never allowed apps to get their hands on the information before. Apps will be able to submit requests in the form of the pictured dialog box sample that let users decide whether or not to overshare.

Do you think Facebook has taken enough steps to stop people from unknowingly sharing their info? How do you guard your privacy on the site?

Developer Blog [Facebook via ReadWriteWeb]