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  • I wonder how they're doing it.
  • My people you may know feed is always filled with large women from Chicago and Atlanta. Turns out, someone out there uses my name and gives out my phone number to these women, because periodically I get texts that I really, really do not want and I assume the recommendations are from people looking at my profile and realizing I'm the wrong person.
  • This is exactly why I am not on Facebook. OK, maybe not EXACTLY (ain't no one paying me for sex) but I pretty much see Zuckerberg as evil incarnate. I wouldn't trust him with my dirty underwear, why would I trust him with all my personal information?
  • A cousin of mine, who is an actress and model, tried to have two Facebook accounts. She wanted to keep private and public separate but it just didn't work. After a while, she seems to have just let the professional one go because FB kept trying to morph it into a personal life version.
  • I've had Facebook recommend people who I've only contacted through Gmail for business purposes. Government agents - no joke.

    Facebook says they don't comb your email for info. Bullshiat.
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    And that's why you stop using Facebook.
  • I know they look at google contacts.  People I add to contacts in Google will show up as suggested friends within a day.  Also, I suspect they use IP addresses.  If you use the same phone to access the two different accounts, they say "Hey!  They must know each other!"
  • "The worst nightmare of sex workers is to have your real name out there, and Facebook connecting people like this is the harbinger of that nightmare," she said.

    I always thought the worse nightmare of sex workers was being beaten by a trucker and hung under the trailer to slowly die from being dragged.
  • How convenient of Matt and trey, last night. 
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  • "People You May Know suggestions are not informed by your smartphone's Location Services."

    Person:Hey, Facebook.  How do you figure out who else I might know?
    Facebook:  It's not by location!  That's for sure!  What are you accusing me of?!
  • I've had LinkedIn suggest I connect to a Farkette I've never contacted. I did not give LinkedIn my email password or contact list. I'm not sure how it made the connection. Maybe somebody who has my LinkedIn-associated email also has hers, and that person did give LinkedIn a password to mine personal data.
  • Harry Freakstorm: "The worst nightmare of sex workers is to have your real name out there, and Facebook connecting people like this is the harbinger of that nightmare," she said.

    I always thought the worse nightmare of sex workers was being beaten by a trucker and hung under the trailer to slowly die from being dragged.


    At least they know the sweet release of death is coming soon with the second one.
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    And that's why you stop using Facebook.


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  • ZAZ: I've had LinkedIn suggest I connect to a Farkette I've never contacted. I did not give LinkedIn my email password or contact list. I'm not sure how it made the connection. Maybe somebody who has my LinkedIn-associated email also has hers, and that person did give LinkedIn a password to mine personal data


    Web pages can 'check in' on other browser tabs besides they one they are living on.  At one point in time linkedin would crawl through your gmail contacts if that tab was open.

    /linkedin is a virus
  • Xarian0: I've had Facebook recommend people who I've only contacted through Gmail for business purposes. Government agents - no joke.

    Facebook says they don't comb your email for info. Bullshiat.


    Other people probably gave their google contacts to Facebook.

    It used to be the default. When you opened a Facebook account your email address AND its password were two fields to fill in.

    I can clicked Cancel when I saw that and never went back.
  • Xarian0: I've had Facebook recommend people who I've only contacted through Gmail for business purposes. Government agents - no joke.

    Facebook says they don't comb your email for info. Bullshiat.


    They don't comb through your emails, they do comb through your phones contact list for phone numbers and emails and suggest anyone who shows up in them. Likely these workers used the same phone for both purposes at one point accidentally.
  • Harry Freakstorm: "The worst nightmare of sex workers is to have your real name out there, and Facebook connecting people like this is the harbinger of that nightmare," she said.

    I always thought the worse nightmare of sex workers was being beaten by a trucker and hung under the trailer to slowly die from being dragged.


    Well, it probably is now...
  • BafflerMeal: ZAZ: I've had LinkedIn suggest I connect to a Farkette I've never contacted. I did not give LinkedIn my email password or contact list. I'm not sure how it made the connection. Maybe somebody who has my LinkedIn-associated email also has hers, and that person did give LinkedIn a password to mine personal data

    Web pages can 'check in' on other browser tabs besides they one they are living on.  At one point in time linkedin would crawl through your gmail contacts if that tab was open.


    Have a link for that?  I vaguely remember a LinkedId ad campaign where they requested you route all your email through their servers so that they could harvest names but I wasn't aware that they were trolling other tabs for information.  Seems like that would violate all sorts of privacy laws.
  • Kouta: I wonder how they're doing it.


    My guess is they are using facial recognition on your Facebook profile pic, or other pics, to associate your account with other ones.

    One of the reasons, I don't have a profile pic on any of my social media accounts.

    /Social media is too intrusive into your personal life
  • naughtyrev: My people you may know feed is always filled with large women from Chicago and Atlanta. Turns out, someone out there uses my name and gives out my phone number to these women, because periodically I get texts that I really, really do not want and I assume the recommendations are from people looking at my profile and realizing I'm the wrong person.


    Sure that's the reason.
  • I don't want my friends and family to know what I do for a living.

    Solution: Put it on Facebook?

    Logic fail.
  • Twenty years later, they're still trying to recommend my evil ex as a friend.  Vermin.
  • I'm glad I never got on Facebook. So very glad. Twitter is enough for me, thanks.
  • Kouta: I wonder how they're doing it.


    Face recognition software?
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