Facebook for iPhone Friend Sync: Should we be worried?

In the last release of the Facebook app for the iPhone (V 3.1) a new feature was added under the “Friends” tab, allowing you to sync your iPhone contacts with your Facebook contacts.  The biggest impact is that when a friend appears on Facebook as well as in your phone contacts, their photo will be downloaded from Facebook and used with the contact profile.  The sync will also add a link to facebook profiles in your contacts.  This is nothing that couldn’t be handled with a 3rd party application in the past, but now it’s integrated into Facebook.  If someone is your friend on Facebook but not in your contacts, a contact will not be created. read more