Facebook: Discovered My "Real" eMail Addr?

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I'm starting to get Facebook screens that offer to add to my
Facebook account the email address I use for actual
correspondence with trusted people.

Once that addr gets out into the spam domain, I'll have a
significant problem.

Kind of creeps me out - to the extent that I'm thinking about
killing off my Facebook account altogether.

Anybody know how they discovered that addr?
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PeteCresswell

Re: Facebook: Discovered My "Real" eMail Addr?

(PeteCresswell) wrote:
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Do it!!

I deactivated my account when the app "Truths About You" came out. It
purportedly asks questions of your friends 'about you' which I thought
was creepy. It just seemed to me to be a way of exploiting the
transitive trust issue in the social arena.


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(PeteCresswell) wrote:

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Facebook is a data sucking machine. You were compromised the moment you
signed up for an account.

A couple years ago, I needed Facebook capabilities to look for missing
classmates for a reunion. I signed up using an anonymous Gmail account
where I already had stored the addresses of a few friends. Facebook
sucked those addresses straight from Gmail (collusion!) and offered to
invite them all to "be my friends." It was a hard-to-catch scrolling
series of checkboxes and I had to uncheck each one individually. But
Facebook probably already stored those addresses.  :-(

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   -This space for rent, but the price is high

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On Oct 9, 9:04=A0pm, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"

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So is Twitter.

Kill these privacy sucking sites--they are the anti-Christ.

RL

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says...
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Facebook's business plan is data mining. There is no other word for
it. The privacy policy changes from week to week. There is no way that
the site can be trusted with users data. Once data is in the hands of
Facebook it is no longer your data. It is theirs.

But you can't convince the simpletons of this world that all the fun on
Facebook is not a good thing. It seems so innocent to them. I have
cousins who would not be without this great advance in technology. If
there is one company I trust less than Google, it is Facebook.

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James E. Morrow
 Email to: jamesemorrow@email.com

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I've never seen such a screen.

Is it actually 'on the screen' or is it in a form box? If it's in a
form box, is it possible it's a browser or a browser plug in that's
filling in that form?
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Per Evan Platt:
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Looks like what I'd call a "screen" and not a dialog.

Next time it happens, I hope to have the presence of mind to take
a screen snap and post a link to same.
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PeteCresswell

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