News Summary: Facebook draws ire with email switch

June 27, 2012 • Business

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday, June 1, [auth] 2012. This is the second time Facebook let users vote on policy changes. The first time was in 2009 when Facebook was a much smaller, privately held company with about 200 million users (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)

NEW YORK (AP) — WHOOPS THEY DID IT AGAIN: In yet another change that upset users, Facebook Inc. has replaced the email addresses that users display on their profile pages with (at) addresses.

CH-CH-CHANGES: Users who are bothered by the change can reset their profiles. Facebook didn’t delete the previously displayed addresses, it just changed which one users can see.

JUST DO IT: Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst at research firm eMarketer, says the move is “emblematic of Facebook’s mode of operation. Take action and apologize later.”

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