Facebook Changes User Emails

    An advertisement for San Jose International Airport suggests to users to "like" the airport's Facebook page, at the airport in San Jose California, May 15, 2012.  Studies have found that users spend far more time with the mobile version of Facebook?s network than they do on the browser version, but raising advertising revenues from the mobile platform has proven more difficult than for the desktop version.   Facebook, the world's most popular internet social network, expects to raise USD 12.1 billion in what will be Silicon Valley's largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) later this week.   AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Facebook clearly wanted more negative publicity this year. On Monday the company changed everyone’s default email address to the @facebook.com account that all users were assigned recently—but few had started using. When users check their contact information on their profiles or timelines today, they will find only the @facebook.com email account listed and any other email addresses hidden. In a statement of explanation, Facebook said, “Ever since the launch of timeline, people have had the ability to control what posts they want to show or hide on their own timelines, and today we’re extending that to other information they post, starting with the Facebook address.”

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