Is this a form of cyber bullying? Facebook users may be unaware that their emails are going to @facebook.com addresses. The site has automatically posted those addresses on users' profiles and now displays them as the default email address to every user.
Without asking for permission, the social-networking site with 900 million profiles has replaced users' default email addresses, such as Yahoo! and Gmail, etc. with an @facebook.com address.
The move may be a part of an effort to remind and encourage users to use the Facebook email more.
Blogger Gervase Markham, one of the first users to draw attention to the change, was scathing in his criticism.
"Facebook silently inserted themselves into the path of formerly-direct unencrypted communications from people who want to email me. In other contexts, this is known as a Man In The Middle (MITM) attack," he wrote, referring to a tactic hackers use to intercept electronic mail.
To revert to your own address, go to your Timeline. Click about, under your contact info. Scroll down to "Contact Info" and hit edit. Switch all of the crossed out circle symbols to full circles for each inbox you want visible on your profile. If you don't want @facebook.com to show up, switch it from a full circle ("Shown on Timeline") to crossed out ("Hidden from Timeline"). Hit save.
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