Facebook changing email addresses on your phone...

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  1. Gromett

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    Facebook recently updated everyones contact email address to the @facebook.com one from the one you actually told them to use. They then made this address public....

    Anyway you probably knew this already.

    Now they are reaching into your phone and updating your contacts if they are on facebook.

    So if you have set your mums email address as mum@gmail.com for example on your iPhone. The next time you go into the facebook app you mums email address will be changed to mum@facebook.com

    In a few reported cases it is actually over writing the original address. So if you contact no longer uses facebook you have lost their email address and potentially anyway to contact them.:Eeek:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/02/facebook_contact_push/

    More details here
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57464415-93/facebook-e-mail-mess-address-books-altered-e-mail-lost/

    This appears to affect iDevices and Android phones but not Blackberry's yet.

    Just thought you should know about this.
     
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