Facebook user be aware

Be AwareAccording to Facebook new blog post any facebook application now can prompt to user to get his mobile phone number and personal address.

This is very good if the application really needs it but as a facebook user you shouldn’t allow to provide this sensitive information, until you trust the application much. There are many spamming application those collect data from user and may sell those data to third party.

So when you allow an application, check the permission list and think the application really needs it or not. Otherwise you may get in trouble.

Sensitive Information

For developers who want this information for their application, just use 2 new permissions.

{perms:'user_address, user_mobile_phone'}

Please remember, most of the facebook applications really don’t need user’s mobile phone number and address.

mahmud ahsan

Computer programmer and hobbyist photographer from Bangladesh, lives in Malaysia. My [Github | Business | Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | 500px]

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  • Julian Mesa
    January 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Very nice!

  • breteuil
    January 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    it seems they are going back….
    take a look at:

  • Moumen
    January 19, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Hi mahmud ,
    i just wanted to thank you for all that tutorials about facebook!!
    But i wanted to use your iframe app , and it doest contain anything about stream publishing , so if you can please help me with that , if a have a code to publish on users wall with ifram app and in a dialog form !

  • Moumen
    January 19, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Thanks again

  • Moumen
    January 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Yép i just tried it but it worked only on your application not in mine ^^ !!
    what have i to do !

  • Moumen
    January 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Thaaaaaaaaaaanks man 😀 ^^
    I just got it work xd

  • Martin
    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Hi. I just discovered something strange in your application maybe other applications too. I enter to this site: http://apps.facebook.com/thinkdiffdemo/ and click “don’t allow” and You will see what happens. I have to mention that I’m developing Facebook Application and have the same problem. Does somebody know how to handle this situation?

  • pun
    March 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

    is it possible to ask a user to share their email address and dob through extended permissions?


  • Abdul
    March 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Good Info – I ad d it in facebookcelebrities dot com

  • Facebook Game Development
    March 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I have read through your post carefully and found it to be quite adequately sufficient on the relevant topic. Thanks for a good post. Cheers!

  • ranacse05
    May 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Mahmud Bhai

    how to get the mobile number using fql ??

    • mahmud ahsan
      mahmud ahsan
      May 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Facebook closed mobile number retrieval system after getting some negative feedback.

  • watch simpsons
    April 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    thanks for sharing.good job. keep it up.

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