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Does Facebook track phone records?
Fisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
I know that quite a few of you interact with each other on Facebook pretty regularly and I have a few of you "friended" but I don't really go to the site but once every few months. I got a message from a friend the other day and when I opened my page, I found a pretty long list of "friend" recommendations and "people you might know". I scrolled through the names and noticed that many of them were people that I have never had any email or web related exchanges with but have spoken with over the phone. Many of them were customers or employees of my customers that have called me about equipment that needed repair and some were people that I've known in the past and may have spoken with over the phone several years ago. There is no way that I can see that "the internet" could tell that I know these people aside from phone records. Have any of y'all noticed this?
Nope, never have.
One of the reasons I killed my FB account a few years ago was stuff like that. But now LinkedIn is doing the same creepy stuff... Seeing "do you know..." People that I emailed personally from my gmail account and have no business relationship with. So, that information is being tracked and for sale.
I really don't know, just speculating here...
Those, I understand. Many of the names don't list any mutual friends at all and my only electronic interaction with them ever was a phone call. Imagine talking to a customer on the phone one time and having them show up a a list of people that you might know.
Using Facebook is very foolish!
I'm with you Zorba, no Face***k for me.
There's beau-coup irony there.
I bet THEY have a smartphone and Facebook app and never changed the default setting from "sell every bit of my private life to the highest bidder!"
You can take all the security precautions in the world, but it just takes one person being stupid to get your information out in the wild.
By the way, I left Facebook about 2 years ago, and don't miss it one bit. I realized it was just pissing me off, and all I was doing was making fun of people. I did not want to be that kind of person, so I left.
And yea, I have a flip fone. I wouldn't have a smart fone if you gave it to me. I hope the guy that invented the smart fone rots in - wait a minute, he already is! :tooth: