Privacy Police

Facebook Changes Everyone’s Email Addresses Without Their Permission

Zuck listening to the Black-Eyed Peas' "I Got a Feeling." (Photo: In the Capital)

You know the old adage, “With great power comes great responsibility?” Well, to quote a storied tech reporter, “Hahahahhaha lol,” apparently that doesn’t apply to Facebook. Fuck responsibility, y’all!

On Friday, Facebook changed the email address for all users from whatever they had listed to a mysterious email address. Since this reporter never selected a Facebook email address, that meant that ours appeared as a string of random numbers, which wasn’t going to be very helpful if anyone wanted to contacted us. “The only way to kill Gmail is to mess with everyone’s contact info!” said someone at Facebook, apparently. Read More