Checked your Facbook profile recently?
If not, you may want to check your email address.
That's because Facebook has a present waiting for you. A personalized email address that you didn't even ask for. Add the bonus of hiding your personal email, forcing people to use the new email address which feeds to your Facebook inbox, and you've got a lot of ticked-off users.
A few tech hackers are crying foul, accusing Facbook of using the Man in the Middle (MTIM) attack on users. MTIM inserts a third party into private communications allowing access to personal emails and every piece of data you send from the account.
Facebook disagrees with that comparison. According to CNN Money, Facebook says it's all for the sake of Facebook Timeline, the new page design for Facebook.
"We basically defaulted to show your Facebook address as we rolled [Facebook Timeline] out, just to keep it consistent for everyone," said Meredith Chin, Facebook's manager of product communications.
Want your email restored? Follow these simple steps to restore your email and "uninsert" Facebook from your email.
- Go to your contact information, it's in your about section
- Locate your email addresses. If you have an old profile, you will have the option to add/remove email addresses.
- If you have the new profile, click edit. "Hide" your @facebook.com email address and restore your old email address to the "shown" space by switching the circles from crossed out to full circles.