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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information

Yes, Facebook is up to even more dirty tricks. You expected something else?

Facebook is letting advertisers reach users with contact information collected in surprising ways.

Quoting an article by Kashmir Hill in the Gizmodo web site:

“Facebook is not content to use the contact information you willingly put into your Facebook profile for advertising. It is also using contact information you handed over for security purposes and contact information you didn’t hand over at all, but that was collected from other people’s contact books, a hidden layer of details Facebook has about you that I’ve come to call ‘shadow contact information.'”

The full article may be found at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security, Scams

1 reply

  1. This is an urgent request for help. I went to post on Facebook with a live red record button that appears to be on. Need to urgently know how to get rid of or need to suspend Facebook


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