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Windows 7: Facebook's e-mail debacle: One 'bug' fix, but rollback impossible

03 Jul 2012   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Facebook's e-mail debacle: One 'bug' fix, but rollback impossible

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Facebook changed its 900+ million users' primary e-mail address a week ago, setting in motion a continually cascading series of failures.

Users have lost unknown amounts of e-mail, and address books were unknowingly overwritten. Facebook's first official response yesterday was that everyone was just confused about how to look in their Facebook inboxes.

Now they've changed their tune. But their admission of intercepted and lost e-mail, questions about privacy ethics, and new issues around Apple iOS 6 show that Facebook's Apple app is also adding secondary, undeletable contacts into users' address books.

Facebook responded to our first article documenting the problems and citing widespread user anger, with spokesperson Meredith Chin saying:

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Regarding the "email loss" this may actually just be confusion around the Messages Inbox: By default, messages from friends or friends of friends go into your Inbox. Everything else goes to your Other folder.

(If you click on Messages in your left hand navigation menu, you'll see below it an Other folder that drops down.) That is likely where the messages are being sent from other people's emails. Even if that person is friends with them on Facebook, if the friend doesn't have that email on their Facebook account, the message could end up in the Other folder.
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Facebook's e-mail debacle: One 'bug' fix, but rollback impossible | Internet & Media - CNET News


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03 Jul 2012   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Oopps, that's what happens when you hire Cheech & Chong to do your coding
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03 Jul 2012   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Sounds like one almightt CharlieFoxtrot to me...........
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03 Jul 2012   #4
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Who's to say the the e-mail replacement and it's consequences wasn't...... deliberate?
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03 Jul 2012   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Sounds like one almightt CharlieFoxtrot to me...........

Charlie Foxtrot!

You certainly have a way with words!
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03 Jul 2012   #6
Trucidation

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Who's to say the the e-mail replacement and it's consequences wasn't...... deliberate?
Exactly. Since when has Facebook properly announced changes and then given time for people to get used to them? Doing this crap on the sly fits their M.O. to a T.

"Hey there! Since you're using Facebook, we're going to give you free email! Which we control! But don't worry, we're totally not going to violate your privacy like we did before, this time we promise that this promise is different! What's that, you use your email for other things? Now let's not get crazy."
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08 Jul 2012   #7
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is it weird that I didn't experience this issue? Since the first time I saw comments on this I checked my primary email a few times, and nothing changed.
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08 Jul 2012   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi everyone.

And after this and the recent debacle of Nat West Bank's customers not being able to access their accounts for SEVERAL WEEKS!! -- do we really want to be pushed ever more to entrusting our data to "Cloud" services where we have ZERO choice of not only who maintains it (Cheech & Chong again maybe!!) but also HOW it's maintained.

These events should be a warning shot before everyone heads willy nilly into "Cloud Cuckoo Land".

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Jul 2012   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh, this will certainly make Facebook stock take off! Vroooom, watch it go! Well, probably down and not up, but still.....vroooom!
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08 Jul 2012   #10
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi everyone.

And after this and the recent debacle of Nat West Bank's customers not being able to access their accounts for SEVERAL WEEKS!! -- do we really want to be pushed ever more to entrusting our data to "Cloud" services where we have ZERO choice of not only who maintains it (Cheech & Chong again maybe!!) but also HOW it's maintained.

These events should be a warning shot before everyone heads willy nilly into "Cloud Cuckoo Land".

Cheers
jimbo

I'll be making strenuous efforts to stay as far away from it as possible.

I have never thought it was a great idea, for more than a few reasons.
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