[OT] Facebook

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Oct 2 17:13:15 EDT 2012

I got that email, only they were not asking for a secondary address for security purposes. They wanted to open my email account and scrape it for addresses. They promised to be really, really careful with the information I gave them. At first I thought it was a scam, but it turned out it really was from Facebook!!

Ok... I can see some young programmer thinking this was a good idea, but to ask someone for a user name and password to their email account? Ohe Myee Gawad! (as the valley girls say). NOBODY (except for of course, NOBODY) asks for full credentials to ANYTHING via an email message!!!!! Except Facebook. 


On Oct 2, 2012, at 12:05 PM, Jeff Reynolds wrote:

> then late one night facebook emailed they wanted a second email address for security purposes. i was tired and not thinking and used one of my main email addresses for this. Well i woke up the next morning with a few hundred friend requests! they of course used the 'security' email address to mine folks address books to make more connections (many did not realize they were allowing this as well). 

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