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Topic # 113973 3-Feb-2013 15:40
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Just signed up a friend to Facebook, using all their details and we skipped the "import friends" etc.... just wanted a blank profile to start with.

Now, 9/10 of the "people you may know" that have appeared are MY friends. 

Also, straight away, a friend request is waiting to be confirmed, a "Colin Brown" from the Waikato - we only just literally joined FB. Some script/bot "Colin" is running maybe watching for new members from NZ ? 

So there is NO association to me at all except the IP address - does FB go so far to link IPs to friends ?





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  Reply # 755112 3-Feb-2013 16:20
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Do the accounts have the same email address or anything?

(FB from my limited experience, and in my opinion, is by far the dodgiest company when it comes to privacy which is why I barely ever use my account with them)

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  Reply # 755117 3-Feb-2013 16:54
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Did you flush all your cache/cookies from Facebook and all other sites that contained Facebook plugin data?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 755124 3-Feb-2013 17:02
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sidefx: Do the accounts have the same email address or anything?

(FB from my limited experience, and in my opinion, is by far the dodgiest company when it comes to privacy which is why I barely ever use my account with them)


Emails are on different domains, so no link there. 

One is a Hotmail and the other is on my domain.





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  Reply # 755125 3-Feb-2013 17:05
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1080p: Did you flush all your cache/cookies from Facebook and all other sites that contained Facebook plugin data?


No, havent done that yet.....might try it and see what happens.



Pretty crap if thats what it is... someone elses session has free reign to previous users sessions friends... :-p

Were all mutual friends anyway, but was surprised to see it, especially since no friends had been added.



Will report back later to let you know how it goes.






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  Reply # 755157 3-Feb-2013 18:21
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Colin Brown could have just been searching for a friend of the same / similar name at the same time?

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  Reply # 755191 3-Feb-2013 19:28
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Isn't this is kind of the point of facebook? its extensive data mining magically gives you these recommendations.

I guess the idea could be that you have mutual friends, your friends friends might be your friends.

or maybe i'm totaly off base, because I havent used facebook for years. I refuse to because of privacy concerns and this type of thing you are describing.

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  Reply # 755220 3-Feb-2013 21:13
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Your friends probably imported their address book with your email address in it. Facebook keeps all the addresses, whether they are members or not. (Have read that Facebook creates 'virtual' accounts for non-members so once you join you slot straight into your friend network)




 

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