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27-10-2019, 14:09   #16
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A few weeks ago I was chatting to a girl i know on fb messenger and we sent a few messages back and forth about a girl we used to know, only mentioning her first name. The girl we were talking about is friends with the girl I was chatting to on facebook but not with me (we don't like each other at all)

After the conversation ended the girl kept coming up on my suggested friends list, and she was never in there before. Pretty creepy considering we only mentioned her first name and no other identifying info.
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27-10-2019, 14:13   #17
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Incorrect, they can't get my phone number unless they ring up one of my friends and them for it. I have not made my phone number available to facebook.
They have your phone number as your FB friends or contacts on FB have already given it to them ;-)

You don't need to give them all the info, they are setup to be able to fill in the blanks. Like I said already if you weren't on Facebook they'd have a shadow profile created with lots of your info

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I think it's a little overblown how much some faceless corporation actually cares about you, Joe User's personal data. Some people have themselves convinced Facebook or others want to hack your bank accounts or some version of identity theft. Bollocks. It's trends and mass user data analysed to sell things. And what is so wrong with targeted advertising? Better see ads for stuff you might be interested in than random things.
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27-10-2019, 14:41   #19
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if you weren't on Facebook they'd have a shadow profile created with lots of your info
Deliberately so? Or does some algorithm automatically do it?
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27-10-2019, 14:46   #20
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Deliberately so? Or does some algorithm automatically do it?
Yes. This is how FB works

https://www.slashgear.com/facebook-s...know-12527207/
https://theconversation.com/shadow-profiles-facebook-knows-about-you-even-if-youre-not-on-facebook-94804
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-shadow-profiles/
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28-10-2019, 19:51   #21
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I closed my Facebook account earlier in the year and before doing so downloaded a copy of all the data. It was eye opening
What surprised you the most?
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28-10-2019, 19:52   #22
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My suggestion ? Get off Facebook, I work in IT and left it years ago, Nothing good will ever come from trading your personal inforrmation for a "Free" service
You might as well not use the Internet ever then.
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28-10-2019, 20:06   #23
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What surprised you the most?
The volume of information they had. Download and see

https://m.facebook.com/help/212802592074644
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29-10-2019, 00:17   #24
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Yes. Thats how suggestions work.
So the people who come up as friend suggestion to me have been looking at my account?
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