Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 22:38 UTC
Internet & Networking "If you are on Facebook but have never taken a particular shine to Facebook's e-mail capability, Facebook is intent on changing your mind. As of Friday, the company seems to have quietly given or replaced the display e-mail addresses of all of its users with an @facebook.com address, routing any e-mail communiques you would have received back to its own Messages inboxes." Scummy doesn't even begin to describe this.
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Oh, come on...
by Delgarde on Tue 26th Jun 2012 00:37 UTC
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Seriously, you call this a scam? They've changed their screen to hide personal email addresses by default - something people have been demanding they do for privacy reasons - and you're calling it a scam?

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RE: Oh, come on...
by nej_simon on Tue 26th Jun 2012 08:48 in reply to "Oh, come on..."
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Err... if you want to hide your email-adress you can do that in the profile settings. There is no reason for facebook to override its users' settings and change their email adresses. Nor can I see how there could be any demand from users for facebook to do so.

The reson for this change is probably to have mails being realyed trough facebook's server so that they can monitor their content. That's why some people call it a scam.

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RE: Oh, come on...
by ilovebeer on Tue 26th Jun 2012 15:04 in reply to "Oh, come on..."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Seriously, you call this a scam? They've changed their screen to hide personal email addresses by default - something people have been demanding they do for privacy reasons - and you're calling it a scam?

Indeed. Calling this a scam is stupid at best as it's absolutely not scamming people in any way.

Something else that is stupid is how people complain about Facebook's policies as if they are paying customers of the service. Proving minimal information about yourself does not make you a paying customer, you are still a voluntary user. These people also confuse what they _think_ is or should be, as a "right" they have, are owed, or deserve. ...No.

Sorry for the slight rant but this constantly recurring show of ignorance really gets old.

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RE: Oh, come on...
by flypig on Tue 26th Jun 2012 17:54 in reply to "Oh, come on..."
flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

I changed my previous comment 'cause it was just wrong.

I agree it doesn't really seem like a scam as suggested in the title. In the summary it says 'scummy', which I think is a fairer description.

Edited 2012-06-26 17:57 UTC

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