@dethos For a while it was standard operating procedure for creepy social sites and "apps" to ask for your email password so they could helpfully snarf up your address book.

I thought it was a horrible signal to naive users, to imply that this was a respectable thing to do.

@progo

> I thought it was a horrible signal to naive users, to imply that this was a respectable thing to do.

This ^, other than having access to user's passwords (and all the power that comes with that knowledge), it being perceived as normal makes the life easier to malicious agents executing phishing attacks.

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