Facebook Defies Google's Terms, Continues To Let Users Import Contacts

Yesterday Google stepped up efforts to fend off Facebook’s increasing growth by restricting the company from importing Facebook users’ Google contacts without providing a reciprocal service. Despite a change to the company’s Contacts API terms of use, Facebook is continuing to allow users to import their Google Contacts.

In a statement to MSNBC, Google stated, “Many other sites allow users to import and export their information, including contacts, quickly and easily. But sites that do not, such as Facebook, leave users in a data dead end.” Google also stated, “we will no longer allow websites to automate the import of users’ Google Contacts (via our API) unless they allow similar export to other sites.”