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Facebook Storing Numbers From Your Smartphone: What You Need To Know

Published by pratyushkp on August 12th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Facebook users have a new privacy concern after discovering that the social network apparently stores a list of phone numbers belonging to your Facebook friends and, apparently, to contacts stored in the mobile device that you use to access Facebook’s mobile app. (Before you panic, this list is not publicly visible to your entire social network.)

According to The Washington Post, this Phonebook Contacts feature has been live for “a few years,” though many users are just noting its existence.

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