19 Jan '11, 12am
Security experts raise Facebook alert
Internet security experts are advising Facebook users to delete personal details from their accounts, following the website's recent adjustment of permission and privacy settings. The change could give third parties access to mobile numbers and home addresses. Facebook users can opt out of sharing such personal information but privacy experts say most people would not be aware of the changes and could become more vulnerable to spammers and identity theft. "You have to ask yourself, is Facebook putting the safety of its 500-plus million users as a top priority with this move?" Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluey was quoted as saying by Britain's The Independent newspaper.