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Windows 7: What Does Facebook Want with Your Phone Number?

12 Aug 2011   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
What Does Facebook Want with Your Phone Number?

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There are obvious reasons you don't go scribbling your phone number on restroom walls or handing out your digits willy nilly. In theory, only the people you care to talk with should have your number. If that's the case, are you worred about Facebook harvesting your contact information? The social networking site has come under fire for collecting not just your phone number, but also numbers stored in your phone.
Read more at: Maximum PC | What Does Facebook Want with Your Phone Number?
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12 Aug 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I wouldn't trust Facebook (or any other social networking site) with any of my personal information. That's why I don't use them.
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12 Aug 2011   #3
NecroticisM666

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I wouldn't trust Facebook (or any other social networking site) with any of my personal information. That's why I don't use them.

Same here..I won't even bother to trust Facebook either in terms of personal information..
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12 Aug 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Windows 7 forum is all the socializing I need on the web.
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12 Aug 2011   #5
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Yeah, cuz the phone company doesn't publish them in any kind of book either.
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12 Aug 2011   #6
buffylinden

 
 

Yesterday I disenrolled from Facebook. Don't trust them as far as I can throw an elephant. They collect your info & sell it.
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12 Aug 2011   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buffylinden View Post
Yesterday I disenrolled from Facebook. Don't trust them as far as I can throw an elephant. They collect your info & sell it.
Well, it's not as if my information might not be available elsewhere. I don't see the big fear here. I've been on Facebook for years and don't see the digital fallout of my identify or anything else.
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13 Aug 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Facebook makes even Google seem trustworthy. They change the security setup without informing you. I find it useful to keep in touch with friends but I wouldn't load anything remotely sensitive.
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13 Aug 2011   #9
buffylinden

 
 

Smart Phones Within Prison Walls

Fact is, the inmates smuggle smart phones in. If someone on, say Facebook, has given their phone #, an address can be gotten from that. If you tell people you are going on vacation, that's their opportunity. Even "computer shut-down" is easily translated into "vacation". That's my take on it.
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13 Aug 2011   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I wouldn't trust Facebook (or any other social networking site) with any of my personal information. That's why I don't use them.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Windows 7 forum is all the socializing I need on the web.
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