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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by JohnJSal, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My sister is telling me that for about the third or fourth time, she's getting a notification that someone has accepted her friend request on Facebook. However, not only has she not sent any requests, she doesn't even know these people!

    Has anyone heard of this happening, or know how to stop it?

    Thanks!

    P.S. I don't know of this is specifically an app issue, or just a Facebook problem in general.
     



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  2. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    I don't know much about Facebook, but to me it sounds a lot like her Facebook account has been hacked.
     
  3. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Android Expert
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    I told her to change her password, but as far as I know it doesn't sound like anything else has happened to the account.
     
  4. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    If her email is public, some idiots do troll. I used to get those "invites" or whatever and shoved them all in spam.

    I've heard that FB is now doing some selling and advertising on timeline or likes, trying to compete with Amazon. I suppose anything not locked down will be fair game until ground rules have been issued and fixed.

    Since I look at only one page and only discuss *weezes, wotters and meezes, the nonsense has stopped. I don't LIKE anything, either.

    Ferrets, otters, and Siamese cats.
     
  5. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Android Expert
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    But how is it possible to become someone's friend if they didn't manually invite you?
     
  6. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It isn't that she's just getting invitations, it's that people are being added to her friends list, and I assume she's being added to theirs, without her permission. She is seeing posts from these people on her wall.
     
  7. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    have her switch over to Firefox if she is not using it now.

    then go to Tools/Addons/search and type in 'facebook'

    there are two very good FB adblockers there. I favor the one with a Red Stop Sign on it, been around for a long time. Speeds up FB a lot, and cleans up the page tremendously.

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    AdBlocker.jpeg
     
  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer...iend-finder-illegal-for-harassing-non-members

    Here's an excerpt:
    "The disclosure of personal data of friends, colleagues or business partners on the Facebook Friend Finder is tricky. Consumers do not want to be bothered."
    Facebook had argued that the feature exists to allow current members to expand their social network, as opposed to its own user base, and that the emails were not advertising.

    India and Egypt just turned FB down. FB has admitted it wants to out Amazon Amazon in selling and marketing.

    Change preferences in FB setup. Disallow friends of friends.
     
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