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Farcebook is going to far,who told them they could share my phone number?

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Mods please move this to the correct area.

ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS IN YOUR PHONE are now on face book! Go to the top right of the screen, click on account, then click on Edit friends, go left on the screen and click on contacts. All phone numbers are published!! Please tell you're friends so they can remove their numbers and thus prevent abuse if they do not want them published, also you should disable your phone from sync'in..
Facebook is getting too invasive.

I dont remember telling Facebook that they could share my phone number with my friends.


I dont know if many people know about this hense the reason i'm throwing it out there.

Much Love.EP
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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Well when you agreed to their TOS you basically sold all your info to them as well as other companies that they sell you too..

so my guess is they do what they wanna do.
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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Go in and delete it.

I use a non contract phone, they can do as they please lol

Get a disposable phone number and use that for online service activation.

Also add your mobile to a do not call list.

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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I understand that but now i cant seem to remove my number.Thats the problem.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Well I dont own one myself so I wont be much help, but do these steps help?

here

or here
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by EpicKingy
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I understand that but now i cant seem to remove my number.Thats the problem.


Account settings->Mobile->Delete



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Just delete it... I dont see what is so hard about that.. I have done it many times changing my number.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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this is like the 2nd or 3rd time i've seen this on here today..simple solution don't use FB..don't sign up for crap like that. Facebook didn't put it out there YOU did.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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if facebook dosnt feed on personal info it looses streanght!



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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You did.
The numbers didn't get in their by themselves.

I get that stupid message all the time. Share your number.
Just go into your settings and turn that off.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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That really sucks. But It makes me real glad I don't have a facebook account. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an old fart, I'm 28. But I never liked the idea of having that much info about myself being out there.

I guess my paranoia is paying off?


Really though, It's messed up that they're displaying that info.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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I believe they use their phones to go onto Facebook. I have about 50 friends and only about 10 pop up with phone numbers.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Facebook is what you make it. If you put your phone number, address birthday social security number…. (Blah blah blah ) Out there, it is your own fault for thinking it would be private. I am sick of people blaming facebook!! Facebook didn’t steal your information You (Generally speaking) gave it to them.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Seems you're right there. I mean, why would you even need to have your phone numbers on that site?
Only site I ever get asked for a phone number is when I'm ordering pizza!



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Exactly. Like I said the only reason I have my number published on Facebook is for business purposes, I expected prank calls (Which knock on wood I have never gotten) I have how ever been contacted by an acquainting who admitted to “creeping my number off facebook” because he needed to tell me something.. but again I expected that when I put it out there…



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Well that's lucky. But that's the main reason I don't have an account, so people I don't wanna talk to can't randomly contact me. I know, I'm so friggin' anti social.


Still, It's lucky you haven't been pestered more than that.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Well it's to late for me now,even if i delete my account im sure they will still have my details in a system somewhere.

Whoever doesnt use Facebook,count yourself lucky.I never used my phone to access FB for this reason.

Guess it doesnt matter now.


Im just glad i have a pay as you go phone.
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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It's FB Phonebook and it compiles the information that you as a user, allow it to.



Link

FB Link



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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FYI - for those of you feeling good that you do not have an account and are not involved... Time to rethink your stance. FB impacts us all, not just those who *choose to partake...


if you have installed the Facebook mobile app your smartphone and, when asked by Facebook, agreed to sync the contacts on your phone with those in your Facebook account, the two lists have merged.

The good news is that you're the only user that can see those numbers. The bad news is that Facebook can, too - and that includes the numbers of people who don't have a Facebook account.

So, according to the NYT, the real losers in all of this are people who have refused to open a Facebook account because they value their privacy and don't want their information collected by the social network - their name and phone number is now in its hands.


Net Security article



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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yup me too
i don't do facebook or anything, but some high school friends put up a group picture and tagged me, now i'm on a facial recognition database somewhere, and no recourse at all, legal or otherwise.

now i'm one of those hoping anonymous trashes the whole thing completely.
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