WARNING Facebook users your telephone numbers can be found now!!

@oldchem1 (8144)
October 6, 2010 7:31am CST
WARNING!!..EVERYONES PHONE NUMBER IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!! NO JOKE! If you are on Facebook, go to the top right of your screen, click on Account then Edit Friends. Go to the left side of screen and click Phonebook. Everyone's phone numbers are now being published. Please repost to let your friends know this is happening so they can remove their numbers, if they want to, by changing their privacy settings (Privacy Settings-Customize-Phone-Only Me)
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@gjax57 (897)
• United States
6 Oct 10
I am startng to not like FB..I just went on there and your so right. and with your number they can get address to. its becoming a bit dangerous I think.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Oct 10
Facebook has got it's advantages but I am, certainly getting more and more worried by the security aspects of it.
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@gjax57 (897)
• United States
6 Oct 10
there is no more security now hun...with numbers you can get addresses and thats the worst of it all now...thanks for letting us all know..I just posted on there as my status that numbers are now shown...grrrrrrrrr
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• Philippines
6 Oct 10
im not affected in this problem since i always put fake information on my fb account but anyway thanks for letting us know
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Oct 10
Think that's probably the best way!!
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@harry89 (2332)
• India
6 Oct 10
Well, i think facebook is really becoming unfare to the people now. They are really playing with our privacy. I will remove my cell number from there as soon as possible thanx for the information
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Oct 10
No problem, a friend warned me, thought I'd pass it on!
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• United States
7 Oct 10
Okay, I just thought everyone would like to know that the "Phonebook" feature has been around for a rather long time.. Your number will not appear unless you enter it into your contact information or (I think) activating Facebook Mobile/ Facebook SMS. And of course, the only people who can see your mobile/home/work numbers are your friends, unless you make it public knowledge, by default. Just heads up :)
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@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
I have only just heard of this, just shows you , I don't take a lot of notice what's going on on there!
• United States
7 Oct 10
Yeah, I'm a bit of a Facebook addict and remember that last year when my phone broke, I used Facebook as a backup - getting my friend's contact information when available. Sometimes it's convenient, other times you wonder why that guy you rarely talk to is trying to call you constantly. I keep up to date with Facebook's news, and if there's something I really don't like, I'll eventually stopped using it. As far as the phone issue goes, don't post a home number - one can do a reverse search and it will show them your address, so I think it's safer to just put a mobile, or if one doesn't want that out, don't put anything. The only issue I have with Facebook is that it gives you the option to activate your account (So you can post on pages and events) with a credit card. Especially because when you log in, you are entering a non-secure area. I'm 18 and don't have a credit card myself, but what about the people who do? It's a major concern of mine.
@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 10
That is just crazy! is this new? I just went to check and yes all my friends phone numbers are there. What right does Facebook have to display our phone number, I mean we shouldn't put our phone number on Facebook anyway, but still many people do. And Facebook is suppose to be responsible in Keeping our privacy safe.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Oct 10
Them knowing is one thing, but why give it out like that! It's all wrong.
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• Philippines
7 Oct 10
I have my facebook account and have set my privacy settings. thanks you for the information oldchem. "facebook" itself is really a public site, so be careful of everything you post about personal matters. =)
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
You are so right, I do cringe at times at some of the things people put on Facebook!!
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
7 Oct 10
I have just checked my Facebook page but I don't see anything like what you said. Fortunately I never give my real phone number in those kinds of websites, as they're known for making a non wise use of our data. That is something that I find despicable, as if when we first sign we check privacy options to avoid people getting our data easily, they shouldn't change that just as they please.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
There were only about 8 of my friends whose numbers were being shown , the others had already altered their settings. As you say though, Facebook seem to be able to change as th choose andare quite a law unto themselves.
@sru2n9 (94)
• India
7 Oct 10
Thank you.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
7 Oct 10
I have set my privacy to only me, no one can't see all my data. Even my email address I keep hiding from others. Lucky me if I forget to hide my phone number. Cause the phone number have been broken right now. So, no need to be afraid about it. But thanks for the info.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
@melanierg (130)
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
i've deleted my facebook account because it's not fun anymore and there's too much gossip going on and some nosy people are always around.. one more thing.. facebook ruin relationships and this is a fact.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
I can quite relate to that! I know of several arguments that have been started by Facebook, and several people who have become enemies through them!
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
6 Oct 10
Thanks for sharing this useful information because yet I have not noticed this on Face book. But now I will check it soon and also told to my friends about this. Thank again.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Oct 10
I wouldn't have known either if my friend hadn't let me know - so I thought that I'd share it with all my myLot friends!!
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@nancyrowina (3850)
6 Oct 10
Thanks for letting me know, It's quite hard to change the setting as well it took me a while to find the page to do it. You'd have thought facebook would have notified people themselves and told everyone how to change the setting. [em]angry/em]
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Oct 10
Glad to help, I was disgusted when I heard about it myself.
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@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
7 Oct 10
Everyone should quit Facebook because it has too many problems and has become an unsafe online environment.
• United States
7 Oct 10
I don't feel as though it's unsafe; and sure, it has some problems, but what big site doesn't, ya know? I mean, there's always the risk of being hacked on any site. As far as predators and stalkers go, there are privacy settings so that only certain people are allowed to view content, and if I don't know a person who is adding me, I refuse the request. These steps can be taken on most sites; Myspace, twitter, mocospace, and the like.
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
I'm still very wary of it, I had someone 'stalking' me who made up a name very similar to mine and had my home town, etc on and made friends with friends and families of mine - a bit scary!!
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
12 Oct 10
Yes, this is terrible. One of my FB friends posted this in their status and I went directly to my account and fixed it. This is scary that something as wide spread as FB can know our phone numbers. We seem to have all the privacy boxes checked of, but then this comes along. Unbelievable!
@oldchem1 (8144)
12 Oct 10
Quite frightening really, I think the age of 'Big Brother' is well and truly here!!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Oct 10
Wow! Thanks for posting this! I did exactly what you said and I found it alright! I fixed my page although I didn't put my phone number on it but I fixed it to friends only or just me. Thanks sooooo much for this information!! I also posted what you said on my facebook page because some people on my list are bound to have private numbers!
@oldchem1 (8144)
10 Oct 10
Yes I posted it on my account and my friends who had their numbers shown moved them straight away!
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
I have a facebook account but I never filled in the address/contact numbers and as for the email address, it's an alternative one because every notification we get on facebook sends an email to my email so it's a pain. we should all be cautious of our passwords too because it's very important.
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
It is quite frightening when you think how much of our information could be got from our on line accounts if we were not careful!
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
I'd noticed this thing a year ago but I did not give a damn because I'm not interested calling them and ?I did not put my own phone number i my profile because I have none.LOL But I think it pays to be very careful with what we are putting in our profile to avoid inconvenience in the future...
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
This was new to me, although my settings were set to me only so I was OK
@Memnon (2173)
6 Oct 10
Thanks for the warning. i will continue to avoid Facebook as if it were the plague!
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Oct 10
Think you're wise!!
• Indonesia
15 Nov 10
OMG.. are u serious? it can't be good for all the facebook member.. :(