Facebook Replaces Emails in Apple Contact Lists

Apple products prone to sudden email address invasion
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2012 3:48 PM CDT
Updated Jul 1, 2012 4:20 PM CDT
A man about to open his Facebook app.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Users of Apple products had better check their contact lists, because Facebook has flooded some of them with @Facebook email addresses, CNET reports. Seems that Apple's new iOS 6 Facebook integration allows the social media giant to alter address books in your phone or computer without any consent. Worse, people are complaining that emails aren't even ending up in Facebook email boxes. "They've vanished into the ether," writes an Adobe employee on her blog.

This comes on the heels of Facebook suddenly replacing people's default email with an @Facebook address on Facebook profiles. Now, though, Facebook has actually crept into private contact lists: "I have an address book full of bogus email addresses where they were correct before," reads a post on Slashdot. Facebook hasn't commented yet, but CNET has advice for Mac users with apps or software that sync Facebook with address books or contact lists: "Check your settings. Now." (Read more CNET stories.)

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