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Facebook impedes plan to share contact information

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Facebook, in its recent  privacy wave, on Tuesday said that they are to impede the plan to share home addresses and mobile phone numbers of its members with outside developers of applications.

On its developer blog, Facebook announced on Friday that  it would start granting developers access to home addresses and mobile numbers, however,   a follow-up  post on Tuesday was posted saying the move had been put on hold.

"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," said Douglas Purdy, director of developer relations at Facebook.

"We agree, and we are making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so," Purdy said.

"We’ll be working to launch these updates as soon as possible, and will be temporarily disabling this feature until those changes are ready," he said.

"We look forward to re-enabling this improved feature in the next few weeks."