Facebook beats Google's block
Upload your contacts... bitch
Facebook has found a workaround to Google's refusal to let new Facebookers easily upload their contact lists from Gmail to Zuckerberg's monster social network.
Google said last week it would stop Facebook accessing the Gmail API unless Facebook provided similar access to Google's services.
When you first sign up to Facebook it offers the option of importing all your email contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and other email providers.
Facebook's workaround requires users to first upload their contacts onto their own computer, then send them on to Facebook. Not too onerous, but a little trickier than just clicking a button.
Google said at the time of the original ban that it would be flexible with smaller companies that might struggle to provide reciprocal access to contacts.
An engineer told Techcrunch that Google could block the workaround too, but doing so might screw up other features. ®
Exporting it to a file and reimporting seems a better idea
Why would I want to tell Facebook what my email password is in the first place?
Has my irony detector failed me?
Are you really suggesting that Facebook has even ever looked up the word "open" in the context you're discussing?
I'd hardly call Google to protectors of privacy, but I think their comments about Facebook being a blackhole for personal data was pretty founded.
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