Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Facebook’s Unfixable Email Debacle

Mostly good article by Violet Blue for CNet regarding Facebook’s address book “bug”. The final paragraph describes iOS 6’s Facebook integration, and that’s where things go south:

When users became aware that automatic altering of users’ contacts without notification was built into Apple’s new iOS 6 Facebook integration — that Facebook for iOS will change address books without any warning — many people voiced concern that this, and the whole mess, top to bottom, was not in line with Apple’s values.

NDA be damned, there is a very clear message which states that Facebook contacts will be synced with local contacts, and in some cases merged. This entire paragraph mars what would be an otherwise accurate article in an attempt to provide “balance”, or something.