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  •  I believe this happens when people use... (1+ / 0-)
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    "Friend Finder" inside FB to look for friends.

    FB is always trying to force that on users. The problem is it gives FB access to the email address book/contacts list and seeks out pages that match any of those email addresses (why anyone uses this I can't imagine, but new FB users seems to get suckered into using this tool a lot).

    FB can also use this information to also create holding pages for any other names in the contacts list (LinkedIn does this as well) and that is where you get all these phantom pages --with old email addresses -- from.

    It's ethically suspect.

    who doesn't want to wear the ribbon?!?

    by redacted stew on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 02:10:57 PM PST

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