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Fixing the Facebook e-mail foul-up


Come on Facebook! Isn’t it enough that you make securing my Facebook account a game that’s even more annoying than the social games you’re constantly pushing on me? Did you really have to silently change my default e-mail address—along with your other 900-million plus members—to my never, ever used address without any warning over the weekend?

I’m willing to bet that most of Facebook’s 900+ million members didn’t even know they had a e-mail address. Today, I suspect most of them still don’t know that, but over the weekend Facebook changed each and everyone’s default e-mail address on their Facebook profiles to their almost certainly never-ever used Facebook address.

Fixing the Facebook e-mail foul-up. More >

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