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Facebook has admitted its mobile app altered phones' contacts books to use @facebook.com addresses. The hijack stems from a flaw in the website's design and the decision to provide every user with an @facebook.com handle that forwards to their Facebook message inbox. These addresses are now shown on the site's Timeline to …

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>Bug my arse

I'd rather not.

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Primitive poll: this was a deliberate act by Facebook.

If you think it was an "accident", downvote.

If you think it was a deliberate act: upvote (which is my personal opinion, on account of the fact that such "accidents" always happen to benefit Facebook)

Note to El Reg: can we have a polling system?

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as you were

as you were, zuckers

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OH BOLLOCKS!

FB knew it would do it and they also knew most people won't bother to undo the "damage", so FB win once again!

"Oh yeah, we f**ked up! Sorry people!", words are the cheapest and most debased currency.

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Utter LIES

There was no bug - Facebook made their own email address the default address then the app synced it to people's phones, this erroneous claim of a bug is being used to cover their collected asses because they didn't think through what would happen when they changed everyones default settings.

I didn't even have an email address listed on my page and they stuck my Facebook address on there - way to go Facebook instead of advertising and maybe giving people a reason to use your email system, you have now made sure that nobody will ever use it !

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bug?

yeah, whatever

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