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Facebook Opens Up Home Addresses and Phone Numbers 459 459

An anonymous reader writes "Do you really want third-party app developers on Facebook to be able to access your mobile phone number and home address? Facebook has announced that developers of Facebook apps can now gather the personal contact information from their users. Security firm Sophos describes it as 'a move that could herald a new level of danger for Facebook users' and advises users to remove their home address and phone numbers from the network immediately."

Comment I know what I must do... (Score 1) 101 101

In my last will and testament, I will request that the record be played on the anniversary of my death, or the assets they received from me will become public property. On the record itself - a recording of me banging their mother / grandmother / great grandmother. Take that leeches!

Man Wants to Donate His Heart Before He Dies 456 456

Gary Phebus wants to donate his heart, lungs, and liver. The problem is he wants to donate them before he dies. Gary was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2008. Phebus says he'd like to be able to donate his organs before they deteriorate, and doesn't consider his request suicide because he's "dead anyway."

Comment My bet... (Score 2, Insightful) 300 300

I'd be willing to wager that the traits making him a person of interest are:

- coming from a county known to have a large islamic population
- being non-white
- having " al" or "bin" somewhere in his name

But rest assured, we're being protected from something, somewhere, for some reason!

Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC 300 300

An unnamed man flying from Nigeria to New York City found out he was added to a no-fly list somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean, when the plane stopped to refuel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Officials won't say what he did or why he was added to the list after he had already boarded a flight. He was not immediately charged with a crime and Customs and Border Protection will only say that he is a "potential person of interest." From the article: "The man, a citizen of Gambia, was not on the no-fly list when he boarded the aircraft in Dakar, Senegal, said a US official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly."

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