Facebook Makes World Consistent Across Its Site

Facebook appeared to surprise many users Monday by automatically changing the email address in their online profiles to one provided by Facebook’s own email service… A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users in April it would update email addresses “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2012

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by automatically redirecting their browsers to Facebook when they attempt to navigate to Google… A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update their browsers “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2012

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by automatically changing their privacy settings so all their profile pictures and information are visible to the public. The switch also allows Facebook to track their location via mobile devices… A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update privacy settings “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2012

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by automatically deleting any comments critical of Facebook … A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update its commenting system “to make it consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2012

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by striking deals with mobile providers which allowed the social network to recall their mobile devices and replace them with the new Facebook phone … A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update their mobile devices “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2013

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by using their new Facebook phones to gain access to their in-vehicle navigation systems, allowing the company to track their movements… A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update its in-vehicle apps “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2013

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by striking deals with the operators of public and private video surveillance systems that enable it to track users in public places with facial recognition software… A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update its video apps “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2013

Facebook appeared to surprise many users by implanting chips in their brains… A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the Menlo Park, Calif., company had informed users it would update its user interfaces “to make them consistent across our site.” -- The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2014

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