Facebook Trying to Ban “Friends Exporter Plugin”

Facebook Trying to Ban "Friends Exporter Plugin" 1Facebook is actively making an attempt to dam Facebook Friend Exporter, a Google Chrome extension that enables you to export the list and call data of your Facebook friends to be used in alternative services, the extension developer Mohamed Mansour claims.

“Facebook is making an attempt thus exhausting to not permit you to export your friends. They began to take away emails of your friends from your profile by nowadays July fifth 2011. (The extension) can not work for several folks,” Mansour wrote on the extension’s homepage.

The Facebook Friend Exporter could be a easy tool that enables you to grab phone numbers, e-mails and alternative information from your Facebook friends, and directly import them into Google Contacts. the present version doesn’t work anymore, however the author guarantees to make and maintain redo that uses a special style.

CNET, however, notes that the tool is maybe against Facebook’s Terms of Service, that states: “you won’t collect users’ content or info, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated suggests that (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) while not our permission.”

Google, an internet large however a significant underdog within the social networking race, has taken the other stance, having recently launched Takeout, a tool that enables you to export all of your information from numerous Google services.

A Facebook spokesperson didn’t immediately reply to our request for comment.

[via CNET]


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