More Facebook Shenanigans…

For some reason I have been stuck on bloggin about Facebook. Maybe because they give me so much fodder… ?

So I have been getting messages from Facebook telling me that “soandso found you, via Email Friend Finder.”

What the heck is that!? Is that what I think it is!?

Yup.

You put in your email and password and let facebook grab your address book.  As an added bonus, Facebook “won’t store your password” or “contact your friends” without your persission.

A couple thoughts on this:

1.) They mentioned not storing your password, and not contacting your friends, but did they mention storing or using/selling your address book?  Like as in, “We will not add your address book to our database that we sell to our affilaties.” ??  hmmmm…..

2.) We are supposed to trust Facebook after all of their past Privacy Shenanigans?  How can we even think about handing over our Password and our Address Books to any company, much less Facebook.

This applies to sites beyond Facebook.  I know LinkedIn.com does it also.  And who is LinkedIn’s target audiance?  Business users with Business email accounts and Business Address Books…

Scary, huh?

Josh

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One thought on “More Facebook Shenanigans…

  1. I will not ever have facebook or any other site pull over my address book etc… I just really don’t think it’s a good idea. If I wanna look for someone on facebook i’ll search for them directly myself thanks!

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