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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fmaxwell
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2005-11-13

"Did FB ever promise to not to do something like this?"

I never promised that I would not come over to your house and urinate on your porch. So would that mean that you'd have no grounds for moral outrage if you walked out your door and stepped in a puddle of pee?

I tend to think that you are right about the questionable legality. At the very least, it puts Facebook into a very tenuous legal position were the security of their e-mail to be compromised. Imagine a damaging e-mail (does your company know you are looking for work? did that rash on your d*** clear up or do I need to see a doctor?) being published by a hacker who broke in to FB's e-mail system.

I use FB as a means of logging on to forums to post comments and to "like" companies, products, etc. in order to receive discounts and free offers. That's it. I don't accept friend requests. I turn on all the privacy settings.

If someone is a "friend," they have my e-mail address and/or phone number. I don't need to get on FB and collect "friends" like some needy, tween girl seeking approval.

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