Android Phone Numbers Leaked By Facebook App

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An interesting article from information week: Facebook has fixed a bug in its Android app, following reports that the app was inadvertently leaking users’ phone numbers to the social network.
The “privacy leak” was spotted by Symantec, which said that the latest version of Norton Mobile Security, which includes a new Mobile Insight tool that dynamically assesses Android apps for potential security or privacy violations, had flagged Facebook’s Android app.
“The first time you launch the Facebook application, even before logging in, your phone number will be sent over the Internet to Facebook servers,” according to a Symantec blog post. “You do not need to provide your phone number, log in, initiate a specific action, or even need a Facebook account for this to happen.

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