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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    Do you put your Contacts File on Facebook? I occasionally get unsolicited emails from Facebook saying, "Harvey Wallbanger has posted photos of his vacation. Don't you want to see what your friend is doing? Join Facebook." I don't of course, but there are three or four people that have either told Facebook they're friends of mine or Facebook has access to their Contacts File.
    If you have Facebook on your phone, yes. You gave them access to the contacts, the modem, the speakers, the mic, the camera, the browser history. ALL OF IT.

    there are other means as well, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram and all are the same. these are free systems because the "users" are the product.

    Btw- even if you did not create a profile on Facebook, anyone that posted your name created that account for you. That's why you get those emails, they are building their profile on you based on what they can determine are people you know.

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    Privacy has been extinct, EXTINCT, for a couple of decades already.

    I'm amazed that people are still surprised.

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    You didn't mention the e mail provider you use and did you resolve this issue?

    I have a suggestion that should prevent this from occuring again if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuYawka View Post
    Privacy has been extinct, EXTINCT, for a couple of decades already.

    I'm amazed that people are still surprised.
    yes, a person has to go to pretty extreme lengths to remain anonymous, and even that does not place guarantees, in that there are groups with high level skills and or government funding that will capture the signal and be able to track it to the origin.

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