Facebook retracts phone and address sharing permissionsRemember when we reported that Facebook was going to let apps have access to your personal contact information? Well it appears that the developers at Facebook are now second guessing their decision and have put the feature on hold. Complaining on the internet works after all! Facebook claimed that they needed to find a more robust way to ensure users know what information they are passing up when they enable the contact details sharing feature. So for those of you who are afraid of apps collecting your information, you can rest easy for now. This move isn’t permanent though – they have stated that they will be bringing the feature back in the next few weeks; though it wasn’t mentioned what changes will be made. Well let’s hope Facebook won’t make it so easy for apps to collect data, or make data-sharing optional for apps.

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