In the news today, Facebook has apparently opened the private home addresses and phone numbers of Facebook members to the developers’ API. This means that rogue Facebook apps can easily request access to a user’s PRIVATE HOME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER. :( Facebook apps have to ask permission first, but many people get tired of the permission dialog box and just punch OK without reading the list of things an app wants to access.
As a security researcher Steve Raikow (@infocyte) posted on Twitter:
Facebook, it’s like the Wikileaks for your personal life.
Graham Cluley (@gcluley) at Sophos has some choice words about this really stupid move on his blog, Naked Security.