Why would Facebook application developers sell your home address?

Because now they can. Last Friday, after work, Facebook announced they will be providing your home address and telephone number to software developers.

Recommended steps:

  • Remove your home address and/or telephone number from the contact info section of your Facebook profile if you don’t want this information on the internet, forever.
  • Remove all Facebook applications. Remember, they are not written by Facebook, but by any software developer who wants to write applications.  So it is a big decision for you to trust any Facebook application from not stealing and selling your personal information. After all, nothing is free.