Be on the alert when opening emails that appear to come from Facebook: An extra “o” can go a long way toward determining whether they are authentic or part of a malware attack.
Still having issues with lost contacts following Facebook’s recent controversial move to make Facebook.com email addresses the default emails for its users. Lifehacker may be able to help.
It’s apparent that Facebook has changed the way people share information, and not just baby photos and event announcements. According to a study in the United Kingdom by the Reuters Institute, the social network is responsible for 55 percent of the country’s news sharing, beating out email and Twitter.
Facebook’s controversial email address switch last week continued to irritate users, as those with mobile devices or other software that synchronizes their address books with their Facebook contacts are finding in many cases that their contacts’ actual email addresses have vanished in favor of their Facebook email addresses. UPDATED: Facebook told Mashable a bug in its application-programming interface is causing mobile devices to pull the last email address added to accounts, instead of the email address designated by users as the primary one.
Yesterday, Facebook made a subtle switch to users’ contact information: swapping out whatever email address they had listed in favor of a Facebook email account. While reaction has been overwhelmingly negative, the company hasn’t exactly backed down, saying that these changes were announced in April.
Six out of 10 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, and 93 percent of those who have said it took place on Facebook, according to the results of a new study by McAfee, which also found that only one out of four parents is aware of that behavior.