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Facebook is the most commonly used social media site out there, and as rumors swirl the site is trying to develop a phone and expand their brand, the site is also trying to be an email provider by immediately changing the person’s Facebook email name, according to Fox News.

This unannounced switch bothered many tech bloggers and experts, as they claim the site is becoming too controlling. However, Facebook stands by its to put this in place.

“As we announced back in April, we’ve been updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site,” a Facebook spokesman told the news source. “In addition to everyone receiving an address, we’re also rolling out a new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their timelines.”

Those who log on to their timeline will see a notification for the change, and they can quickly switch it if they do not like the username. The social media website reported they did so to protect a person’s privacy and personal email address by using only a Facebook address, according to the media outlet.

“Ever since the launch of timeline, people have had the ability to control what posts they want to show or hide on their own timelines, and today we’re extending that to other information they post, starting with the Facebook address,” the Facebook spokesman added.

Some tech bloggers have been unhappy with some of Facebook policies as of late. For instance, Facebook users were able to vote on the new privacy policies, which some believe benefit the advertisers rather than the user’s privacy. According to CNET, the policies would have not gone through if 30 percent of the active Facebook users opposed it. However, only .038 percent voted.

Those who oppose these new policies was even more outraged with how Facebook dealt with the vote, and accused the site of not promoting it enough. Facebook officials claim they will look at the process in which they let the users know about the vote and possibly change it, the media outlet reports.

When it comes to computer security, some people may want to take their internet privacy into their own hands by setting up a computer monitoring system.