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  1. LECTER

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    So someone just posted this on my wall:

    ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS of your contacts from your phone are now on Facebook. Go to the top right of the screen, click on ACCOUNT, click on EDIT FRIENDS, left side of screen and click CONTACTS. You will see all phone numbers from your phone are published that you have stored in your mobile phone. TO REMOVE, go to the right column, click on "this page."

    I took a look and even the people I know who don't have fb have their numbers stored there, even total strangers have numbers there that aren't on my phone!!

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    Just another reason to delete my Facebook account. How is it legal for them to do this? It really makes no sense how they can get away with this.
     
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    Mine has numbers on there that have been deleted more than a year ago.

    What happens if I ask it to stop syncing? Sorry if it seems a silly quetion but not technically minded
     
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    I'm beginning to think that FB is the new evil, along with Apple of course!

    I'm trying to figure this out right now!
     
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    I wonder if this "feature" is functioning properly for some users. I looked at mine and it had only contacts of friends and family (rl contacts that I've allowed in my rl Facebook lists); nothing else and certainly not my whole Google/Gmail contact list, not even close.
     
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    Maybe. Mine had my accountant and my banking telephone number in it.
     
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    Well I'll check every day to see if my list changes in there.
     
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    I have said it before and I will say it again, Facebook will ruin our society.

    It is way way way too invasive in the info it has (and owns) once you click accept the terms. I deleted my account a few months back and am all the better for it. I miss being able to see what long distance friends are up to, but the negatives far outweigh the positives.

    Fork Facebook.
     
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    "..ruin our society.."

    Well, what's the worst thing that can happen, in the long, long run? Everybody on Earth knowing everything about everyone else? Bill collectors finding you? ;)
     
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    I did the remove thing but kept Facebook sync. My fiance did this too and now it just shows Facebook contacts who already have their number on Facebook
     

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