Facebook acts to make users’ data more secure

By Associated Press
Posted Jan. 18 at 10:34 a.m.

Facebook says it has disabled a feature that let users share their address and phone number with external Web sites and applications after criticism from security experts.

Facebook said in a blog post Tuesday that it is changing the feature to ensure that users share information only when they want to. Users, for example, could share their address with applications such as shopping Web sites for easier access.

Over the weekend, Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at security

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