Facebook Troubles

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Also read something recently (a twitter thread I think) that notes that if you gave FB your phone number, you can no longer set it to"only me" and they will now hand it over to Instagram, Whatsapp and advertisers.

I feel utter vindication that I ignored their increasingly aggravating "add phone number! 2FA! You neeeeed to do this!" BS.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:19 (four years ago) link

Pretty sure they have my number anyway, given that they included it in the prompt about adding 2FA. Like "Do your want to add this number?" I always say no but when has that ever stopped them.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:39 (four years ago) link

Yeah if they mention it, you've had it elswhere (it can grab it from the phone app I think? I also stopped using that because it scraped my fucking address contacts and started recommending I add workmates who know NOTHING about my FB)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:49 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

I saw some weird thing recently where some guy I barely know but am FB friends with got hacked. The hacker took over his account but created a new name and added a few new pictures to go with the new identity but is still friends with all the original guy’s friends. Not sure what the point of all this is, but it’s a bit creepy.

Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 April 2022 00:53 (eleven months ago) link

Happened to my uncle. The endgame is trying to scam money out of you on Facebook messenger.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:14 (eleven months ago) link

Oh wait I misunderstood you. Never mind. In my case it was a cloned profile with a subtly different (no middle initial) name!

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:16 (eleven months ago) link

Seems like this scenario would only be used to keep tabs on the inherited friends.

Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:38 (eleven months ago) link


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