Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News
User Name
Linux - News This forum is for original Linux News. If you'd like to write content for LQ, feel free to contact us.
All threads in the forum need to be approved before they will appear.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: oMNipre$ent
Distribution: fedora
Posts: 510
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Smile Do you think this action of facebook is targeted for google + ?

Facebook blocks contact-exporting tool

Facebook has been blocking a tool intended to let people extract contact information their friends have shared with them, the tool's developer said today--but he's working on a way to evade Facebook's restrictions.

"Facebook is trying so hard to not allow you to export your friends. They started to remove e-mails of your friends from your profile by today July 5th 2011. It will no longer work for many people," warned Mohamed Mansour, developer of the Facebook Friend Exporter, a Chrome extension that automates the data extraction process.

The tool lets people save their contacts' e-mail addresses, birthdays, phone numbers, and other information into a text file or to directly import them into Gmail. That makes it much easier for Google account holders to rebuild their contact network at Google+, Google's brand-new social network site.

The activity surrounding the export tool spotlights the value of the data contained in social networks. Google believes people should be able to extract information about their contacts and provides tools to let people do so. Facebook, the incumbent power in social networking, provides only a tool to let people extract what they themselves have put into the network. The friend list it provides is a series of names in plain text--no contact information, and not even a link to their Facebook pages to help distinguish John Smith No. 1 from John Smith No. 2.

Read more


facebook, google

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: 8 ways in which Google Plus can be a Facebook Killer! LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-29-2011 11:20 PM
Facebook exposed in Google smear campaign Jeebizz Linux - News 0 05-12-2011 12:14 PM
Google blunts Facebook phone app on Android Jeebizz Linux - News 0 02-24-2011 11:37 AM
Facebook and Google in data sharing spat Jeebizz Linux - News 0 11-09-2010 09:45 AM
google/facebook enquiry portia General 7 06-07-2010 11:43 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration