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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by sagum on Tue 26th Jun 2012 01:09 UTC
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If it wasn't for the fact that I make use of facebook's one click sign in for a lot of sites, I'd not bother logging into it at all.

Unfortunatly I have friends and family who, prefer not to use email anyway and the only way to contact them online is via facebook. For them, email is just an annonyance of setting up their facebook account, and I'm pretty sure if you sign up via mobile you can just use your phone number now. I've logged in using my mobile number a few times in the past.

So, based on the above, I struggle to see how most people will care. Its not as if they even check their email inbox anyway.

For the rest of us who would use the network and did have a prefered email for contact, its not a good thing. What's next they require you to login with it? or maybe they'll buy a few billion phone numbers and issue everyone their own personal facebook sms number to use.

If it was a EU or UK company, they'd have not got away with this under the data protection act.

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