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"Give me your gmail password, find your friends" - Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
"Give me your gmail password, find your friends"
So there are all these sites that ask for my Google/Hotmail/Yahoo password, so they can scrape my addressbook and discover who of my friends and contacts is also on their system.

But they don't actually let me upload a vcard or CSV file of contacts to do the same thing.

So very stupid, twice over.

The most recent offender for me about this is last.fm


Plus now, they should just be able to ask for my livejournal/facebook/mysql/FOAF URLs, and walk my contacts lists that way.

So, stupid, three times over.
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mauser From: mauser Date: March 11th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I would never give a password to a site. Just think of what someone unscrupulous could do with a few tens of thousands of compromised Yahoo accounts.

'sides, I don't have anyone in the address book of my yahoo account.
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