Google clamps down on contacts data


Facebook users had long been able to import contact information from Gmail in order to search for e-mail contacts with Facebook profiles, but Google says it is putting an end to the practice. Google says there are two issues in play — first the ability of users to control the online spread of their information and second, Google’s wish for reciprocal exportation of information from Facebook. Gartner analyst Ray Valdes said, “The fundamental power dynamic on the Web today is this emerging conflict between Facebook and Google.”  Reuters

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