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Facebook To Redeploy Sharing Feature

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March 4, 2011

Facebook plans to reactivate a feature allowing third-party applications to request contact information from users, reports the Otago Daily Times. Facebook suspended the feature last month after U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey and Joe Barton wrote to the company about privacy concerns. The company's vice president of global public policy said it hasn't decided "when or in what manner" the feature will be redeployed, but recent user feedback indicates improvements on the "permission screen" may be in order. Markey said he is pleased that Facebook is considering the congressmen's concerns, and encouraged Facebook to "wall off" access to teens' contact information.
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