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Old 06-26-10, 12:23 AM
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Facebook users are posting their own phone numbers!

'FB IS MESSING AROUND AGAIN!!! Go to the top right of your screen,
click Account & then click Edit Friends. Go to the left side of
your screen and click Phonebook. Everyone's phone # is being published.
Please repost to let your friends know of this change in security,
so that they can remove their phone numbers or change their
privacy settings.'

This is a load of bullshit FB is doing. Why did they think it was a good idea to post everyone's fucking phone #?!
Old 06-26-10, 12:29 AM
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Your phone number is only there if you added it as part of your profile. No phone number in your profile=no problem.
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I don't understand people who post their numbers on their in the first place.
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re: Facebook users are posting their own phone numbers!

Yeah, i see no problem with this.

If they posted their phone number, what did they think was going to happen?
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It's a phone number, not a DNA sample. So one of your friends calls you -- is that the end of the world?
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If your friends can get your phone number from Facebook, they blew it.
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re: Facebook users are posting their own phone numbers!

Yeah, don't see the big deal. If you're going to freak out about privacy on the internet, you shouldn't be on stuff like Facebook at all.
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re: Facebook users are posting their own phone numbers!

yeah, also, don't you have to friend request to see any info anyways?
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Yeah, don't see the big deal. If you're going to freak out about privacy on the internet, you shouldn't be on stuff like Facebook at all.
I don't see the point of having your phone number on there anyway. If I want someone to have it, they do.

But I agree, if this kind of privacy is your concern then don't use Facebook.
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This is at the heart of my dismissal of every complaint about fb privacy I've ever heard. I never attempted to activate any of the privacy settings and assumed all information on it (and every other social networking site I've ever used) was accessible to anyone and everyone on the internet. It's a public website, get used to it.

Their design overhauls, on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by U6C84 View Post
Yeah, i see no problem with this.

If they posted their phone number, what did they think was going to happen?
For the record, I never posted my phone # on FB. Just getting the word out to anyone that uses FB.

But looking at my friend list they post mobile and land line numbers. I can understand FB getting the mobile numbers since some people post from there. But land lines?
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Aren't they your *friends*? I don't care if my friends have my number.
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Facebook is not posting phone numbers, people on facebook are posting numbers. This thread is pointless.
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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
For the record, I never posted my phone # on FB. Just getting the word out to anyone that uses FB.
So you're not griping because YOUR number was posted, but other peoples'?

I went to that list, and the only friends of mine that are on the phonebook list are the ones who apparently have chosen to have them listed. Everyone else must have their settings so that nobody can see them.

I'm with everyone else. Not a big deal.
Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
But looking at my friend list they post mobile and land line numbers. I can understand FB getting the mobile numbers since some people post from there. But land lines?
People do still use land lines. I have both of mine listed, mobile and land. Again, not a big deal.

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Can a Mod add the word Not! at the end of the thread title?
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Like people have said: People posted their numbers not Facebook. The only numbers you can see are those from your friends list that have posted their number. Some posted cell phone numbers, others land line numbers and some both. Again, this is only from your friends list, not everyone on Facebook.

By the way, I like that feature. Now, most smartphones can sync up with your Facebook friends phone numbers. When they call you, their profile picture comes up in the call.

I'm really tired of people blaming Facebook for everything.
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Originally Posted by dx23 View Post
Like people have said: People posted their numbers not Facebook. The only numbers you can see are those from your friends list that have posted their number. Some posted cell phone numbers, others land line numbers and some both. Again, this is only from your friends list, not everyone on Facebook.

By the way, I like that feature. Now, most smartphones can sync up with your Facebook friends phone numbers. When they call you, their profile picture comes up in the call.

I'm really tired of people blaming Facebook for everything.
I like it too, I synch FB to my blackberry - very convenient.
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All Facebook did was compile info that people have already chosen to share into one place so you don't have to go through your friends' profiles one by one.
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Yeah.. I don't see the problem with them posting phone #'s for friends to see.. now if they start selling those #'s that would be a different story.


And if you don't want people to know your #.. either don't post it or become "friends" with randoms.
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These sorts of things only become a real problem for people who made, to be honest, a series of very poor decisions about who they became "friends" with. The size of your friends list is not a reflection of your self worth.
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Originally Posted by Joe Camel View Post
If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help.
Why not save on the doctor bills and just chat through your suicidal thoughts with your FB friends? If 214 mostly strangers on the Internet can't talk you off the ledge, what friggin' good are they?

Of course, it can be a tad disconcerting when 17 people "Like" your "I think I am going to kill myself" FB post.
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Should we tell the OP about phone books?
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SONS a BITCHES!!!!!
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Yeah.. I don't see the problem with them posting phone #'s for friends to see.. now if they start selling those #'s that would be a different story.

Not phone #s but:

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