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    Taylor810's Avatar
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    Mar 14, 2010
    Facebook privacy?
    My sister has Facebook on her phone. I often text with my sister and figured it would be easier to send text from my computer to her phone via Facebook. I never used Facebook so I setup an email account just for Facebook with the same alias, for an example let's say it's BOBO on acebook and bobo@gmail. For my Facebook picture I used the same avatar I use on all forums. Now here is where I am baffled. Friends on forums who also have my private email are asking me if I am also this BOBO because they are getting suggestions they should be friends with BOBO. The don't know who BOBO is but recognize my avatar. They are asking me if I am BOBO. How is Facebook connecting my personal email connections with the fake one I setup just for this Facebook?

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    McBie's Avatar
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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    I don't know the technical details behind this specific issue, but there is no such thing as "Privacy" on the internet.
    Every action you do on the internet will have your footprint and nowadays it is very easy to connect these footprints together and analyse them .... then the next step is 1 + 1 = 2

    No need to be paranoid, as long as you know.

    Cheers ... McBie
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    RadioSaigon's Avatar
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    Jun 16, 2010
    2010 MBP 15" i7, 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OS-X 10.7.2; iPhone4 iOS 5.0
    Obviously you are FB "friends" with your sister -you probably "share" more than a few friends. Wen you "friended" your sister as BOBO (Using the same avatar as you normally do) your friends realised that BOBO was you!!! The Friends suggestion thing is one of the features of FB.

    Nothing at all unusual in that at all.
    Keep it Straight with Rudder

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Facebook? Privacy?

    They are complete opposites!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Facebook? Privacy?

    They are complete opposites!
    +1 million..

    Plus, most of these sites spend a SIGNIFICANT amount of time trying to find ways of connecting people..(the social part of social networking) this to be expected..


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