Facebook Now Displays User’s Email with Text


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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.

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