Facebook Users Alarmed Over Posting Confidential Numbers

Facebook Users Alarmed Over Posting Confidential NumbersFacebook users have expressed deep concerns over the appearance of confidential phone numbers on the social networking site.

The users are now realizing the sensitive information they’re sharing even though Facebook argues the feature has existed for over a year.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

Facebook adamantly denied that the confidential phone numbers of friends and family are freely accessible online, as many have worried.

The company posted a statement in which it said: “Rumors claiming that your phone contacts are visible to everyone on Facebook are false. Our Contacts list, formerly called Phonebook, has existed for a long time. The phone numbers listed there were either added by your friends themselves and made visible to you, or you have previously synced your phone contacts with Facebook.”

Don Debolt, director of threat research for Internet security firm Total Defense, said: “In some ways, Facebook is attempting to be very helpful, but how exactly they are using this information isn’t exactly clear.”

“I think this is a wake-up call for sure for parents to get involved,” Debolt said.

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