Skip to comments.Facebook e-mail mess: Address books altered; e-mail lost
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
To my knowledge, Facebook did not respond to this expose.
Nobody forces a tag on you, for sure.
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.
Stock drop .... Down down down....
FB is both efficient and insidious.
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).
Email isn’t all that’s a mess at facebook:
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?
That's not a bug, it's a feature!
Harvard. It came from Harvard.
EXACTLY...I NEVER use any facebook email....it is just a dummy email to me...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Unfortunately it’s one of the few regions in the world where internet connection is NOT always available”
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