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Facebook e-mail mess: Address books altered; e-mail lost
Cnet ^ | June 30, 2012 | violetblue

Posted on 07/01/2012 6:17:03 PM PDT by upchuck

An alarming number of people are reporting that the new e-mail address Facebook forced on users this week is changing their address books while intercepting and losing unknown amounts of e-mail.

Facebook users say contacts' e-mail addresses on phones and personal devices have been altered without their consent -- and their e-mail communication is being redirected elsewhere, and lost.

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When Facebook forced its hundreds of millions of users into an @facebook account, commenters across the Internet talked about alterations that had begun in their contacts and address books outside Facebook -- valid e-mail addresses were being changed for @Facebook without people's awareness or consent on their phones and computers.

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We now also see that the interception of people's e-mail communication with Facebook's new change is deeply problematic and potentially grave.

We've reached out to Facebook for comment and have no response at this time; we'll update this post should new information from Facebook come in.

This is bad news for users that have expectations around e-mail communication by changing their e-mail addresses, intercepting and redirecting their communication elsewhere.

If you have any software or apps that sync your contacts or address books with Facebook (think home computer, devices, phones, iOS 6) check your settings. Now.


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Zuckerberg figures out how to make some more friends. Read my tag. Nobody "forces" anything on me.
1 posted on 07/01/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

FB is one of manifestations of the Mark of the Beast.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 6:19:39 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: lightman
FB is one of manifestations of the Mark of the Beast

That was once said about the telephone. There are a lot of evangelists using Facebook to spread the Word Of God in places such as China.

It's replaced shortwave radio (though I would never get rid of my shortwave radio) I'm a prepper.

3 posted on 07/01/2012 6:23:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: lightman
It's much worse than that.

I liken it to a pedophile offering candy to little children. The kids have no idea the evil they are about get into.

Speaking of pedophiles...

Let's end child rape on Facebook

Can Facebook's child-porn explosion be stopped?

WND exposes Facebook child porn

To my knowledge, Facebook did not respond to this expose.

4 posted on 07/01/2012 6:30:16 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: upchuck

Nobody forces a tag on you, for sure.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 6:31:01 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: tsowellfan

It has metasticized into something omnipresent and now many otherwise unrelated business web sites are requiring a FB account in order to access certain features, discounts, comments, etc.


6 posted on 07/01/2012 6:31:01 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: upchuck

Stock drop .... Down down down....


7 posted on 07/01/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: lightman

FB is both efficient and insidious.


8 posted on 07/01/2012 6:43:49 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: tsowellfan
That was once said about the telephone. There are a lot of evangelists using Facebook to spread the Word Of God in places such as China.

Some things are closer to the Mark of the Beast than others. The telephone isn't really up there in the top slot. Obviously, over the years, electronic things move incrementally toward an enabling technology for Mark of the Beast. You could find more worthwhile things to spend your time defending than Facecrook. So is the Internet as a whole used partially for good work. Does that make the Internet (and gossip texting, sexting, porno over phones, etc, etc.) something that pleases God? I'm going to say no, quite emphatically. On the other hand, commercial shortwave (upper MF and HF) is almost predominantly used for religious broadcasts (I know that's not strictly true, but these tend to be the strongest stations received in North America).

9 posted on 07/01/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: upchuck

Email isn’t all that’s a mess at facebook:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/can-facebooks-child-porn-explosion-be-stopped/

According to the report on WND, they’re covering up the exploitation of their services by pedophiles for “security reasons” as well.

Who calibrated Facebook’s moral compass?


10 posted on 07/01/2012 7:12:36 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: upchuck
Wiping out your address book?

That's not a bug, it's a feature!

11 posted on 07/01/2012 7:12:58 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1258 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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Who calibrated Facebook’s moral compass?

Harvard. It came from Harvard.

12 posted on 07/01/2012 7:15:15 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1258 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

EXACTLY...I NEVER use any facebook email....it is just a dummy email to me...


13 posted on 07/01/2012 7:34:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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You could find more worthwhile things to spend your time defending than Facecrook

I'm NOT defending Face"crook" I'm defending the truth. And the truth is an email account @facebook.com is something you must sign up for if and that's ONLY if you have a Facebook account which I do.

My contact list is just fine because I know how to use privacy controls and I never use my primary, personal email address to sign up for anything. Anybody who does not do that... well I would prefer to call it the Mark Of Idiocy.

Unfortunately foe us all, Satan is MUCH bigger than you are trying to lead some to believe.

14 posted on 07/01/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: upchuck

Smart people use alternative email addresses to sign up for accounts on other websites. You don’t think my birth certificate reads TSowellFan, do you? And the email address with which I signed up for it was not the one I hold all my personal contacts in.


15 posted on 07/01/2012 7:45:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

I am in full agreement with you that Satan is scheming, clever beyond human comprehension and involved in every area of life. Not sure why you thought I was saying something else. Also, glad to see you and others use Facebook safely.


16 posted on 07/01/2012 8:00:02 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: umgud

Yes, facebook is very efficient. Gmail too.

Just make some favorites or send some emails about a certain topic. Lo and behold all of a sudden you start getting pop up ads on that topic. Send someone an email about how you are moving and changing your address - bingo - you’ll get an ad from Lowes offering you tips on moving.


17 posted on 07/01/2012 8:06:52 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: tsowellfan

The problem with this logic is smart phones. If you use the F/B app on your smart phone - it may be able to mess with your contact list there and screw things up.

Just DON’T!


18 posted on 07/01/2012 8:11:05 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: steve86
On the other hand, commercial shortwave (upper MF and HF) is almost predominantly used for religious broadcasts (I know that's not strictly true, but these tend to be the strongest stations received in North America).

Sadly those stations on shortwave are diminishing. Not just the Christian ones but all of them. I still hear the numbers stations (AKA spy channels). Many of the Christian channels are cutting back on all of their programming and even doing away with entire non-English broadcasting to third world nations.

HCJB, which once broadcasted around the world from Quito, Ecuador has closed down all together. That was a very important station regionally as many in remote areas of South America depended on HCJB not only for it ministry but also for the news. Unfortunately it's one of the few regions in the world where internet connection is always available. Especially for the people who still climb trees with darts in jungle thongs. It took them decades to learn how to turn a radio on I doubt they will be surfing the web anytime soon.

Shortwave radio is dying. I know this because I am a DXer. I'm not even sure WYFR still retransmits it programming to China via VOFC in Taipei. Hopefully they do. We're in a new world now and we must use it for the good of the world.

19 posted on 07/01/2012 8:12:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

Correction:

“Unfortunately it’s one of the few regions in the world where internet connection is NOT always available”


20 posted on 07/01/2012 8:15:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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