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Friday, Jan. 2, 2009
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Are you spamming your friends?
My husband recently joined Reunion.com. He wanted to get in touch with some of his old classmates. Well, the site somehow scanned our e-mail contact list. The site is now sending invitations to all of our contacts. That's our family, friends and business contacts. These invitations say they are from my husband. How can the site do this without our permission? Is this legal? It feels like we are being used to send spam.
So, how did this happen? Reunion.com is a legitimate service. It doesn't have rooms full of hackers mining people's e-mail accounts. Unfortunately, the finger of blame is pointing at your husband.
The site didn't hack your e-mail account. Your husband gave it permission to access your contact list. To be fair, this is easy to do accidentally. He probably didn't know it happened.
Social-networking sites and related services rely on friends' lists. To get anything out of it, your friends need to use it. Any social service without friends is pretty much useless.
Be careful on social-networking sites. Click here for more info.
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