You might want to uninstall the Facebook app: There are reports that Facebook’s iPhone app is infiltrating the address book that comes preinstalled on the iPhone, erasing contacts’ email addresses, and replacing them with their Facebook address (you know, the [name]@facebook.com email address that everyone’s given and nobody uses). This is bad enough, but to make matters worse, the @facebook.com addresses—which are supposed to redirect to users’ Facebook inboxes—apparently aren’t working all that great. The end result is that emails sent by many well-intentioned iPhone users are disappearing into the abyss, irretrievable by their intended recipients. Presumably, affected users are also losing the real email addresses of their friends. This is, to put it lightly, completely inexcusable, and it doesn’t take too much thinking to conjure up many, many disastrous scenarios that could result from a reckless policy like this. source
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I never had the app on my phone in the first place and this is an exact scenario where you should not trust FB in the future. Delete it NOW.
Did you know that Facebook sucks all the contact information for your friends out of your phone, when you sync your contacts with Facebook? Even the ones who aren’t on Facebook?
Did you know that even if you’re not on Facebook, Facebook probably has your e-mail address and phone number via your friends who are on it?
Did you know that this (above) is the default setting? Unless you know enough to tell them not to, the corporate sociopaths at Facebook will “remind” your non-Facebook friends to join Facebook every two weeks.
Did the corporate sociopaths at Facebook tell you any of this? No, the Village Voice did.
Has Facebook ruined social networking?
I sometimes wonder why I’m still on it.
Facebook hasn’t ruined Social Networking - it’s ruined privacy.
I will not put FB on my mobile phone and have come close to canceling my account several times…