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Facebook Is Not Quite Sorry for Changing Your E-mail Address

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2010.
Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP

Just because Facebook is a publicly traded company now doesn’t mean it’s going to alter its tried-and-true tradition of quietly changing things and then (sort of) apologizing later. The newest flap occurred this week, when Facebook removed everyone’s e-mail addresses and replaced them with the ones that were automatically registered for all users. Today a spokesperson told the Journal that “in hindsight,” the change could’ve been communicated more effectively. “I’m sorry” means it won’t happen again, but they didn’t really say that, so it will.

Facebook Sorry for Changing Your E-mail Address