Facebook Now Displays User’s Email with Text

Previously Facebook listed user emails in an image format as a form of security measure to make it difficult for spammers to have access to users’ email.  I noticed from yesterday that they have now replaced this image-email-labels with a normal text. This makes it easier to copy and paste a user’s email address from a facebook profile.

According to Inside Facebook, a Facebook spokesperson told them:

Showing email addresses in plain text makes it easier for people to use the information to connect with their friends.  We’ve improved our tools for detecting and preventing profile scraping over the last few years such that this additional precaution is no longer necessary.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s